NEEDLES AND SHARPS DISPOSAL

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MANAGING HOUSEHOLD SHARPS
Needles and sharp medical items should never be placed in the trash, recycling, medication drop-off boxes or toilets.  If disposed of inappropriately, waste haulers, landfill operators or recycling facility workers can be injured.  Items flushed down toilets cause problems with plumbing and waste water treatment plants.


The State of Wisconsin requires all citizens to manage needles and sharps safely and failure to do so is illegal.  Sharps must be safely packaged and disposed of at a registered collection facilities.


ACCEPTABLE PACKAGING FOR DISPOSAL

  • A red plastic sharps container.
  • A used plastic laundry detergent bottle labeled with a “Biohazard” or “sharps” sticker. 
  • (Stickers are available free of charge at participating pharmacies or by calling 608-267-2626).
  • Do not use plastic milk jugs or soda bottles.



PARTICIPATING PHARMACIES

Bergmann's Pharmacy
2960 Cahill Main Ste 2
Madison
Darrel Brown
608-273-4493


Meadowood Pharmacy
7455 Mineral Point Road
Madison
George Dreckmann
608-267-2626


Oakwood Village West
6201 Mineral Point Road
Madison
Randy Butters
608-230-4340


UW Health - Fitchburg
5543 E. Cheryl Parkway
Fitchburg 
Michael Holman
608-287-2182


UW Health - Cross Plains
2418 Brewery Road
Cross Plains
Michael Holman
608-287-2182


UW Health - Mt. Horeb
600 N. Eighth Street
Mt. Horeb
Michael Holman
608-287-2182


UW Health - West Towne
7102 Mineral Point Road
Madison
Michael Holman
608-287-2182


UW Health - Verona
100 N. Nine Mound Road
Verona
Michael Wilson
608-263-3957


Walgreens
6601 McKee Road
Madison
George Dreckmann
608-267-2626


Upland Hills Health
800 Compassion Way
Dodgeville
Gary Persinger
608-930-8000


For more information, click here for the DNR’s tips on packaging and disposal.