Sharps & Needles Disposal

medicineThe Costa Mesa Sanitary District (CMSD) sponsors sharps disposal and collection at the drop box locations listed below. Sharps include needles, syringes, and lancets.

Residents can pick up a FREE sharps container at the District's headquarters (one per resident while supplies last) or you can use any rigid (non-puncturable), sealed container to hold sharps. These can include thick plastic laundry detergent, bleach, or coffee containers.

Curbside Collection:

Sharps can be collected curbside through the Door-to-Door Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program.

Contact CR&R at (949) 646-4617 to schedule a pickup or submit a pickup request through our website.

Drop-Off Disposal Locations:

Costa Mesa Sanitary District
290 Paularino Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(949) 645-8400
(Open Mon-Thurs 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. & every other Friday 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. See calendar for holiday and Friday closures.)

Ramsay Rexall Drugs
2246 Newport Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 646-7744
www.ramsayrexalldrugs.com

Any of the four (4) Orange County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Centers:

  • Anaheim - 1071 N. Blue Gum Street
  • Huntington Beach - 17121 Nichols Street
  • Irvine - 6411 Oak Canyon
  • San Juan Capistrano - 32250 La Pata Avenue