Recycling & Waste

Lancets

Disposal

Never place lancets in the trash or recycling bin. 
Never flush lancets down the toilet.

Residential lancets are accepted at household hazardous waste collection sites. Transport them in an empty laundry detergent bottle or other closed container with a screw on lid. You will be asked to place the container in the collection bin yourself. 

Find out if your clinic or pharmacy has a take-back program for lancets. If not, contact your trash service provider for possible disposal options. You can also contact a medical waste company. 

For more information visit the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

Disposal Companies

Sharps Compliance, Inc.
9220 Kirby Dr., Suite 500
Houston, Texas, 77054
Stericycle
742 Vandalia St.
St. Paul, Minnesota, 55114