Syringes & Needles

(Last Updated: 8/23/2018)

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, used or not. Do not put these in the garbage.


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. For detailed disposal information view the Sharps Disposal Guide.

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
Kitsap County North Kitsap Recycling & Garbage Facility (Hansville)
7791 NE Ecology Rd. Kingston, WA 98346
360-638-2710 | Website | Map
Kitsap County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility
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
Kitsap County South Kitsap Recycling & Garbage Facility (Olalla)
2850 SE Burley-Olalla Rd. Olalla, WA 98359
253-857-5034 | Website | Map
Kitsap County Olympic View Transfer Station
9300 SW Barney White Rd Bremerton, WA 98312
360-674-2297 | Website | Map
Kitsap County Central Kitsap Recycling & Garbage Facility (Silverdale)
8843 NW Dickey Rd Silverdale, WA 98383
360-692-5900 | Website | Map
Stericycle- Sharps Mailback
866-783-7422 | Website | Map
Waste Management-Sharps Mailback
(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


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