(Last Updated: 2/12/2019)
Hazardous, Drop-Off Disposal Only. Needles, syringes, lancets, blood test strips, EpiPens, and intravenous tubing with needles attached (used or unused) cannot go in the garbage or recycling.
Mail-Back Services: Subscribe to a sharps mail-in service from Waste Management, Stericycle, or another provider. Or ask your health care provider or pharmacist if they accept sharps.
Free Drop-Off Disposal for Residents:
Businesses cannot drop off sharps and must purchase their own sharps disposal service.
Seal sharps in a red manufactured sharps container (buy at pharmacies), bleach bottle, detergent bottle, or 2-liter plastic soda bottle. Label as "BIOHAZARD." Do not use milk jugs, glass containers, or small plastic soda bottles. Watch a short YouTube video on how to package your sharps.
Notify the facility attendant you have sharps before you remove them from your vehicle. At Olympic View Transfer Station, drive over the scale and into the building to recycle sharps. They aren't collected in the outdoor recycling area.
What should you do if you find loose needles/syringes dumped somewhere? Report them-- don't try to retrieve them yourself. Call the Kitsap Public Health District at 360-728-2235 and ask for the solid waste inspector. Provide your name, contact information. and a detailed description or the location. If possible, place a highly visible marker or flag at the dumpsite.