Sharps include lancets, hypodermic needles, syringes and scalpel blades. They are used by people with medical conditions such as insulin-dependent diabetes.
Sharps can be contaminated by hepatitis, HIV, tetanus and other diseases.
Sharps can injure family members and can be a hazard to the workers collecting and sorting waste and recyclables.
FREE approved sharps containers are available at these participating take back locations:
|Rite Aid||526 East Bidwell St.||916-984-7749|
|Safeway||1850 Prairie City Rd.||916-608-2455|
| Innovative Compounding
|820 Wales Dr., Suite 3||916-984-9222|
|Revolutions Naturopathic||230 Blue Ravine Road||916-351-9355|
|Fire Station 35||535 Glenn Drive||916-984-2280|
|Fire Station 36||9700 Oak Avenue Parkway (near Baldwin Dam Road)||916-984-2280|
|Fire Station 37||70 Clarksville Road (near E. Bidwell and Clarksville||916-984-2280|
|Fire Station 38||1300 Blue Ravine Road (by Oak Avenue Parkway)||916-984-2280|
Fire stations accept sharps only when they are staffed...i.e., if they are out on an emergency sharps can not be dropped off. Call ahead! It is illegal to leave abandoned sharps at fire stations.
Sharps Take Back is a partnership between participating locations and the City of Folsom Hazardous Materials Division.
Please thank your pharmacy and Folsom Fire Department for hosting the service!