Syringes & Needles

(Last Updated: 10/26/2018)

Needles, syringes, lancets, blood test strips, and intravenous tubing with needles attached (used or unused) cannot go in the garbage or recycling.

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

Disposal

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: 

  1. 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 video on how to package 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
9380 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
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866-783-7422 | Website | Map
Waste Management-Sharps Mailback
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(866) 967-3292 | 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