Syringes & Needles (Sharps)

(Last Updated: 3/16/2023)

Sharps are needles, syringes, lancets, blood test strips, and intravenous tubing with needles attached (used or unused). 

Exception: pre-filled injectors, like Epipens, must be disposed of through Washington's Safe Medication Return.

See Sharps Disposal Brochure for safe disposal guidance.

Drop-off Locations

Report sharps found in public or private places

Report location to Kitsap Public Health. Mark location with highly visible marker to make sharps easy to find.

If there's an immediate risk to people or pets, call 911.

Call Kitsap Public Health at (360) 728-2235 to ask about cleanups or disposal of larger quantities of sharps


Information listed here for HOUSEHOLD ITEMS ONLY. View the Business Disposal and Recycling Guide.