Senate Bill 1305
becomes effective on September 1, 2008. This bill 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
designated distribution sites, including
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
about S.A.F.E. Centers, please call 1-800-98-TOXIC (1-800-988-6942)
SHARPS Outreach Flyer
Please click here for the CIWMB’s SHARPS disposal locator.