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 (Hypodermic Needles)

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

(See Instructions Below).

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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