Learn more about recent regulations across the country:
In September 2018, the State of California passed Senate Bill No. 212 requiring mail-back for safe sharps disposal.
The city of Boston passed an ordinance to provide safe disposal of sharps through the establishment of a product stewardship program.
Wisconsin requires that all sharps waste be transported to a collection center in an approved sharps container.
Seattle and parts of King County legally prohibit disposal of home-generated sharps waste in trash or recycling containers.
Managing household sharps
Statewide, it is illegal to put needles and other sharp medical items in the trash, recycling or medication collection drop boxes. A list of sharps collections stations is available below.