WHY is it important?
It is important to manage and dispose of needles, lancets, and syringes (sharps) safely to prevent injury and disease transmission from needle sticks. Never leave needles or syringes on streets, in parks, or anywhere else where someone could get injured.
HOW do I dispose?
Collect needles/sharps in a hard-sided container with a closure Examples:
- Store bought sharps disposal container
- Laundry detergent bottle with a screw-on top
- Milk jug with cap
- Coffee can with lid
COST to dispose?
No charge. This program is offered for free.
WHEN is it available?
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
WHERE do I take my container?
Sibley County Service Center
Public Health and Human Services Entrance
111 8th Street, Gaylord
This program made possible with support from Sibley County Public Health and Tri-County Solid Waste.