Sharps Disposal

Properly manage household-generated sharps to ensure safety for Pope/Douglas Materials Recycling Facility and Waste to Energy employees and waste haulers.

Sharps must be brought in an approved sharps container or in an empty laundry detergent container with a screw on lid.

Needles brought in any other containers or loose needles will not be accepted.

  • Label the empty detergent container: “Do Not Recycle: Household Sharps.”
  • Put used needles point-first into the container.
  • Container should not be more than 1/2 full of needles and lancets before collection or disposal.
  • Keep the cap screwed on the container when not putting in needles.
  • No fees are charged.

Phone: 320-763-9340
Toll Free: 800-972-6318
Fax: 320-763-9342

2115 Jefferson Street
Alexandria, MN 56308

Office Hours
Monday-Friday 8-12 and 1-4:30
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Recycling Center Hours
Monday-Friday 8-5
Saturday 9-2
Closed Sundays

Hazardous Waste Hours
Monday-Friday 8-12 and 1-4
Closed Saturday and Sunday
No appointment necessary

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