Needles and Sharps Medical Waste Banned from Trash
It is against the law to dispose of home-generated sharps, such as needles or syringes, into the trash. In order to help Azusa residents dispose of their sharps waste properly, the City of Azusa has previously implemented a sharps mail back container program. However, due to the continued rising cost of implementing this program, the mail back containers will slowly be phased out until supplies last but will be substituted by a more convenient solution at NO COST to the residents. Yes, no more $5 co-pay! No more trips to the post office! And best of all…it’s unlimited!* Pick-up your container and drop it off at Azusa Senior Center when full. Rigid containers such as soda bottles up to 2-liter in size are also accepted.
Remember, proof of residency and proof of necessity such as prescription or receipt from a sharps purchase is still required.
Pick-up and Dropbox Location
Azusa Senior Center
740 N. Dalton Avenue
*No limit per year. Pick-up 1 every time a full container is dropped off.