Sharps Disposal Program

The Milpitas Fire Department will help dispose of sharps (devices with sharp points or edges that can puncture or cut skin). Community members can drop off sharps at our following station: 

Location - Milpitas Fire Station 1- Administration Lobby

Hours – Monday-Thursday 8am-5pm (excluding holidays)

Accepted Items

Sharps (such as hypodermic needles, pen needles, pre-loaded sharps, auto-injectors, intravenous needles, lancets, and other devices used to penetrate the skin for drawing blood, or for the delivery of medicines) contained in U.S. Food and Drug Administration-cleared sharps containers.

Not Accepted

  • Controlled substances (such as opioids)
  • Unwanted medicines not contained in sharps
  • Loose sharps that are not contained in U.S. Food and Drug Administration-cleared sharps containers

All sharps disposal containers should be made of heavy-duty plastic; able to close with a tight-fitting, puncture resistant lid without sharps being able to come out; upright and stable during use; leak-resistant; and properly labeled as “sharps waste” or with the biohazard symbol and the word “BIOHAZARD” to warn of hazardous materials inside the container.

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