Safe Sharps Waste Disposal

Where Can I Take My "Sharps"?

Republic Services offers a program to provide disposal service for sharps items for a nominal fee that is safe, convenient, and confidential. Sharps can be mailed to a safe disposal location using Republic Services Medical Mail Back Kit. Each kit includes:

  • A government-approved plastic container specifically designed for sharps waste
  • Postage pre-paid mail-back shipping box
  • Pre-addressed shipping labels
  • Pre-paid disposal

To obtain a Sharps Mail Back Kit and for additional information, please contact Republic Services, at (855) 737-7871 or visit

In addition, the County of Orange Household Hazardous Waste Collection Centers continues to accept Sharps waste for disposal for FREE. Sharps should be transported to the facility in a sealed, puncture-resistant container such as:

  • plastic detergent bottle
  • liquid fabric softener bottle
  • empty bleach bottle
  • store-purchased Sharps container. 

The nearest County of Orange Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center is located at: 

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center
1071 North Blue Gum Street
Anaheim, CA 92806 
(714) 834-6752 

For additional options, please contact your medical provider or pharmacy and ask if they accept Sharps for disposal.