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.