The Hamilton County Household Hazardous Waste Center (HHW), in cooperation with the Hamilton County Health Department, operates a collection program for used medical needles. Residents of Hamilton County can bring used needles, syringes, and lancets – also called sharps- to the HHW for proper disposal.

Please register your visit in advance to help our program justification. 

Drop Off Site Guidelines:

  • In order to use the sharp disposal program at the HHW Center; used (or unused) needles, syringes, and lancets must be placed in an approved sharps container prior to being brought to the center. 
  • If needed, approved containers may be purchased from the HHW Center for a small onetime fee. 
  • Once the initial container is full, it can be brought back and exchanged for a new one at no cost.


Sharps Container

Safety Tips:

1.   Only use approved sharps containers.
2. Tape lids closed for extra protection when transporting full sharps containers.
3. Do not overfill containers.
4.   Keep containers away from children and animals.