Sharps (hypodermic needles)
Home-source medical waste is among the fastest growing components of our municipal waste stream. Needles are a big part of that as more and more patients are outpatients who administer their own medical injections. The spent needles are potentially dangerous if placed in the recycling cart. Spent needles are dangerous because they can: injure people; spread germs; and spread diseases such as HIV/AIDS, hepatitis tetanus, and syphilis.

Two Easy Steps for Safely Managing Sharps

  1. Use only an approved Sharps container OR a rigid, puncture-resistant containerwith a screw top (e.g.  bleach or laundry detergent bottle) and mark “contains Sharps”
  2. Use any of the the following options for the safe and legal disposal of your filled Sharps container:

Mail-back:
Each year, Diamond Bar residents are annually entitled to three Sharps Disposal by Mail System Kits at $5 each (85% off the retail cost). The kits are available at three Diamond Bar locations: CVS, Target and Rite Aid.

Drop-off:

  • Diamond Bar/Walnut Sheriff’s Station
    21695 E. Valley Boulevard (Walnut, CA)
    Collection boxes are located outside the station for the safe depositing of unwanted/expired medications or syringes24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • (S.A.F.E) Collection Centers
    Call 1.888.CLEAN.LA for center locations and hours
  • Weekly HHW Roundups
    Call 1.888.CLEAN.LA for information on upcoming events