Recycling & Waste

Needles/Syringes

Definition

This includes needles, syringes, lancets and EpiPens.

Do not put needles or syringes in the trash.

Do not flush needles or syringes down the toilet or drain.

Disposal

Bring needles and syringes without medication in them to the household hazardous waste collection sites for free. Store them in a plastic container with a tight-fitting lid.

  • Visit the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's website to learn more about proper needle/syringe disposal.

Bring needles and syringes with medication in them to the medicine collection sites for free.

You can also contact one of the disposal companies listed below. Call to verify items accepted and fees.

Disposal Companies

MedPro Disposal
1548 Bond Street #106
Naperville, Illinois, 60563
Sharps Compliance, Inc.
9220 Kirby Dr., Suite 500
Houston, Texas, 77054