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Syringes & Needles

(Last Updated: 5/2/2018)

Free disposal for syringes and needles (known as "sharps") at county facilities is for residents only. 

Businesses cannot drop off sharps. They must purchase their own "sharps disposal service."

Includes needles, syringes, lancets, blood test strips, and intravenous tubing with needles attached regardless of whether they are contaminated or not. These cannot be placed in the garbage.

Disposal

If you regularly have sharps, consider subscribing to a sharps mailback service. Waste Management and Stericycle provide two options. Or ask your health care provider or pharmacist if they accept sharps.

If you're taking sharps to a facility, follow these steps:

  1. Place in a manufactured sharps container (buy at pharmacies) or 2-liter PET plastic soda bottle. Seal lid tightly. Tape shut for added safety. Label soda bottles with "sharps, do not recycle." Watch our short video on properly preparing your sharps.

  2. Notify the facility attendant you have sharps before you remove them from your vehicle.

Bainbridge Island Transfer Station
7215 NE Vincent Rd. Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
206-842-0962 | Website | Map
Hansville Recycling & Garbage (County)
7791 NE Ecology Rd. Hansville, WA 
360-638-2710 | Website | Map
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility (County)
5551 SW Imperial Way Bremerton, WA 98312
360-337-5777 | Website | Map
Kitsap Public Health District
345 6th St. Suite 300 Bremerton, WA 98337
360-728-2235 | Website | Map
Olalla Recycling & Garbage (County)
2850 SE Burley-Olalla Olalla, WA 
253-857-5034 | Website | Map
Olympic View Transfer Station (County)
9300 SW Barney White Rd Bremerton, WA 98312
360-674-2297 | Website | Map
Silverdale Recycling & Garbage Facility (County)
8843 NW Dickey Rd Silverdale, WA 
360-692-5900 | Website | Map
Stericycle- Sharps Mailback
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866-783-7422 | Website | Map
Waste Management-Sharps Mailback
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(866) 967-3292 | Website | Map
Med-Project Mail-Back
Complete Online Form to request a pre-paid, pre-addressed mail-back package,  
844-633-7765 | Website | Map

Rethink

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.

Kitsap Public Health District
345 6th St. Suite 300 Bremerton, WA 98337
360-728-2235 | Website | Map
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