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NOTE: Effective September 1, 2008 Sharps can no longer be disposed of in the trash and instead must be placed in an approved Sharps Container and taken to an appropriate local drop-off sites.

  1. Sharps Disposal Quick Reference (locations in central Contra Costa County)  PDF
  2. Place Needles in Approved Sharps Containers and Dispose at Nearest Local Drop-off Site Listing for Central and East Contra Costa County  PDF


National Program

Stericycle Mail-Back Program (800) 355-8773
Stericycle Medical Waste Services (866) 783-7422
Waste Management & Sharps Compliance (877) 927-8363


Alamo Sheriff's Substation
150 Alamo Plaza, Suite C, 94507(925) 837-2902


Delta HHW Collection Facility
2550 Pittsburg-Antioch Hwy, 94509(925) 756-1990


Mt. Diablo Resource Recovery (For residents of Concord Only)
4080 Mallard Drive,

Contra Costa County Regulatory/Information Service

Contra Costa Environmental Health - Medical & Solid Waste (925) 692-2500


Lafayette Fire Station
3338 Mt. Diablo Blvd., 94549


Mt. View Sanitary District (MVSD)
3800 Arthur Rd., 94553(925) 228-5635


Moraga Fire Station
1280 Moraga Way, 94556


Orinda Police Department
22 Orinda Way, 94563


West County HHW Collection Facility
101 Pittsburg Ave., 94801(888) 412-9277

San Jose

Safety Kleen (408) 294-8778

San Ramon

San Ramon Fire District
1500 Bollinger Canyon Rd., 94583

Walnut Creek

John Muir Rossmoor Medical Center Pharmacy
1220 Rossmoor Parkway, 94598(925) 988-7510
Walnut Creek City Hall
1666 North Main Street, 94596

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If it is not recyclable, please assure that you dispose of material properly through your garbage collection company or a permitted Transfer Station or Landfill.  To report illegal dumping, call 1-800-NO-DUMPING.

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