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Sharps Program

Don't Let the Sharps Attack!


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

                    

Sharps are home-generated hypodermic needles, syringes, lancets and should be kept out of your residential waste container.

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:

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!


Rite Aid

526 East Bidwell St.

916-984-7749

Save Mart/
Sav-on Drugs

1003 East Bidwell St.

916-983-4084

Safeway

1850 Prairie City Rd.

916-608-2455

Innovative Compounding
Pharmacy

820 Wales Dr., Suite 3

916-984-9222

Natural Medical Solutions

189 Blue Ravine Road (near Folsom Blvd.)

916-351-9355


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.

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