In California, it is against the law to put sharps in the trash, including lancets, hypodermic needles, syringes and scalpel blades. Sharps can be contaminated, injure family members and be a hazard to the workers collecting and sorting waste and recyclables. The City of Folsom offers free sharps disposals at various locations citywide. The Folsom Fire Department offers free approved sharps containers at all four fire stations, and it is recommend to call first to ensure firefighters are at the station before coming by. Or, take sharps to Station 35 at 535 Glenn Drive during normal business hours and administrative staff can provide assistance. For more information call 916-984-2280.