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Sharps Program

Don't Let the Sharps Attack!

Important facts:
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.

IT IS AGAINST THE LAW IN CALIFORINA TO PUT HOME GENERATED SHARPS IN THE TRASH

PUT YOUR SHARPS IN AN APPROVED CONTAINER AND TAKE THEM TO ONE OF OUR DROP OFF LOCATIONS 

                    

Sharps must be delivered to the participating collection locations listed below in an approved biohazard/sharps container.


Approved Sharps containers are available at these participating locations:

 

Rite Aid

526 East Bidwell St.

916-984-7749

Safeway

1850 Prairie City Rd.

916-608-2455

Innovative Compounding
Pharmacy

820 Wales Dr., Suite 3

916-984-9222

Revolutions Naturopathic

230 Blue Ravine Road

916-351-9355


If your pharmacy is not listed, call first for its acceptance policy. 

All Folsom Fire Stations are collection points for used sharps. 
You can get empty sharps containers from them too! 
Fire Stations only 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.


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

Don't Let the Sharps Attack is a partnership between participating locations sponsored by the City of Folsom Hazardous Materials Division.

Please thank your Pharmacy and Fire Department for hosting the service!


If your pharmacy would like to participate in this program or if your community group would like help promoting these services to your members (e.g., diabetes association or physicians group) email or give us a call at 355-8361.

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