What to do with medical sharps

Medical sharps, such as needles, syringes, lancets and injection pens, are not recyclable. To protect sanitation workers or anyone who handles your trash, they should be put into a tightly closed, puncture-resistant container such as a detergent bottle and labeled “warning: contains sharps”.

There are also commercial mail-back programs for sharps.

Medical needles with caps

Where should it go?

Find a spot

Where can you safely dispose of sharps in the greater Kansas City area? Search our database for a mail-in disposal option.