HOW DO I DISPOSE OF MY PET’S USED SYRINGES/NEEDLES?
Effective September 1, 2008, a new law took effect making it illegal to dispose of home-generated sharps waste (HGSW) in the trash or recycling bins. HGSW includes needles, lancets, and other devices used to penetrate the skin for delivery of medications to animals or humans. Some examples of clients whose pets generate medical waste include diabetic patients and patients receiving home fluid therapy.
HGSW can be disposed of properly, conveniently, and at no cost at:
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste
2100 E. 7th Street
Call or log on for hours.
Needles must be in a sharps container which may be purchased at our office, a pharmacy, drug store or medical supply store.
We are not allowed to accept your HGSW for disposal