SHARPS COLLECTION PROGRAM

    

Senate Bill 1305 prohibits the disposal of home generated sharps in solid waste and recycling containers. Home-generated sharps are defined as hypodermic needles, pen needles, intravenous needles, lancets and other devices that penetrate the skin for the delivery of medications derived from a household, including a multifamily residence or household.

Do NOT dispose of sharps in the garbage or in the toilet!

Sharps must be disposed of in a proper container. FREE sharps containers can be picked up at LA County designated distribution sites, including S.A.F.E. Centers.

Calabasas residents are encouraged to use local disposal options. Most pharmacies carry low-cost disposal kits. These kits include instructions for use and return so that the waste can be properly destroyed.

Some hospitals and pharmacies accept sharps from their patients.

S.A.F.E. Collection Centers accept sharps, in either a proper disposal kit or in a container that will not puncture, such as a detergent bottle. The container must be clearly labeled “SHARPS”. The nearest S.A.F.E. Centers are:

EAST SAN FERNANDO VALLEY
11025 Randall Street
Sun Valley, CA 91352
Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
WEST LOS ANGELES: UCLA
550 Charles E. Young Drive West
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
8:00 am – 2:00 pm

For information about S.A.F.E. Centers, please call 1-800-98-TOXIC (1-800-988-6942)

SHARPS Outreach Flyer

 

 

SHARPS DISTRIBUTION AND COLLECTION SITES

DISTRIBUTION SITES

Pick up your FREE sharps container at any of the following distribution sites.
Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center
Out Patient Laboratory
215 West Janss Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Telephone: (805) 497-2727
Los Robles Hospital will replace Sharps containers provided container brought for collection is a Sharps approved container (locking lid).

Goodwill stores (Visit www.888CleanLA.com for location details)

Los Angeles County Dept. of Public Health (Visit www.888CleanLA.com for location details)

HHW mobile collection events (Visit www.888CleanLA.com for location details)

**Check with your local physician or pharmacist. They may also provide free containers

 

COLLECTION SITES:

When your container is ¾ full, return it to any of the following collection centers for proper disposal free of charge.

Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center
Out Patient Laboratory
215 West Janss Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Telephone: (805) 497-2727
Los Robles Hospital will only accept Sharps approved containers (container with locking lids).

 

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