If your pharmacy is not listed, call first for its acceptance policy. Tell your pharmacy that the service is free to them. Ask them if they would like to participate in the program.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.All Folsom Fire Stations are collection points for used sharps. You can get empty sharps containers from them too! They only accept sharps if they are staffed...i.e., if they are out on an emergency call then they will not accept sharps. 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 |
If your community group would like help promoting these services to your members (e.g., diabetes association or physicians group)
give us a call at 355-8361.