Sharps are devices with sharp points or edges that can puncture or cut skin, such as syringe needles. Improperly managed pharmaceutical drugs and sharps waste present significant public health, safety, and environmental problems at the end of their useful lives. They are not allowed to be disposed in your curbside collection and must be taken to certified collector.
You can also order sharps waste disposal containers from Republic Services. Residents may request up to 4 sharps containers per year, which include mail-back packaging and posting. Please contact Republic Services toll-free at 855-737-7871 or firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about sharps disposal containers.
Other state-approved sharps disposal sites include:
Los Angeles County Department of Public Works: 900 S Fremont Avenue, Annex Building 3rd Floor Alhambra, CA 91801 Phone: 1-888-CleanLA
Accurate Home Health Care, Inc. 1104 S Garfield Avenue Suite B Alhambra, CA 91801 Phone: 626-576-5006
There are 3 Authorized Collection Sites in Alhambra:
CVS Pharmacy 816 E Main Street Alhambra, CA 91801
CVS Pharmacy 1485 E Valley Boulevard Alhambra, CA 91801
Albertson's Pharmacy 2400 E Commonwealth Avenue Alhambra, CA 91803
To dispose of your medication:
Remove pills and other solid medication from their containers and consolidate in a clear plastic zipper bag. Keep liquid and cream medication tightly sealed in their original containers.
Remove, mark out, or otherwise obscure personal information from solid and liquid/cream medication containers to protect your personal information. Recycle containers for solid medications in your household recycling.
Bring the zipper bag and any liquids/cream to a "Don't Rush to Flush" location and place in the bin.
Important Information About Disposing Sharps Waste & Medication
Medication substances are bad for the environment, including ground, water and air and should be taken to a HHW Roundup Event.
Do not place sharps waste in used plastic milk cartons, bleach bottles, or similar containers. Syringes used on humans or pets include hypodermic needles, pen needles, intravenous needles, lancets, and other devices for the delivery of medications. These can injure people, spread germs and disease such as hepatitis and HIV/AIDS.