Do not place sharps waste in used plastic milk cartons, bleach bottles, or similar containers. Syringes used on humans or pets include hypodermic needles, pen needles, intravenous needles, lancets, and other devices for the delivery of medications. These can injure people, spread germs and disease such as hepatitis and HIV/AIDS.
Free, State-Approved Sharps Disposal Sites
Los Angeles County Department of Public Works: 900 S Fremont Avenue, Annex Building 3rd Floor Alhambra, CA 91801 Phone: 1-888-CleanLA
Accurate Home Health Care, Inc. 1104 S Garfield Avenue Suite B Alhambra, CA 91801 Phone: 626-576-5006
Other medical facilities, including Valley West Medical Pharmacy, call 626-289-4343: 1935 W Valley Boulevard Alhambra, CA 91801
Also local hospitals, doctor's offices, health clinics, pharmacies, health departments, community organizations and animal hospitals.
Mail-back services. You will receive a sharps container and packaging to mail back your container. The cost will depend on the size of the container you choose. Although disposing waste sharps in a red sharps container is the preferable means of disposal, Los Angeles County HHW Roundup sites will accept sharps containers that do not leak, break or puncture. It must be taped, sealed and labeled "sharps."