Oregon law directs consumers to take sealed containers of used household sharps to a drop off site or arrange a mail back service.
- If there is no program near you, contact your local health department or solid waste department for direction.
Place them in a strong, plastic RED container, like a laundry detergent or bleach bottle.*
When the container is 75% full, seal it tightly with duct tape and label it “DO NOT RECYCLE.”
Use the ZIP Code locator below to find a drop off site for your sealed container.
* If you do not have a red container at home, they are typically available at pharmacies, medical supply companies, health care providers, and online.