Our employees at the recycle center have found medical sharps mixed in with recyclables. Which raises concern for the health and saftey of our employees. These are the options to safely dispose of your medical sharps:
- Western Lake Sanitary District: Accepts medical sharps, free of charge, year round. Hot line number at 722-0761, regular number 722-3336. Sharps must be in a rigid plastic container with a screw-on lid. Laundry detergent jugs or plastic pop bottles work best for storing used sharps.Label the container with a " House-Hold Medical Sharps" stickers (available from WLSSD)
- Medical providers may provide the service: Example Superior Health: accepts medical sharps in approved sharps container for a fee of $5.00 per container. Sharps containers can be purchased at Superior Health Pharmacy for $1.99 each. Phone number is 834-7200.
- Lake County Houshold Hazardous Waste : Accepts medical sharps during business hours from May through September. Containers must be sealed in approved sharps container or a sealed rigid plastic containers (Laundry Detergent) labeled Medical Sharps. Phone number 834-8304 or 834-8303.