Used Sharps / Medication Disposal Programs


The handling and disposal of used home-generated medical sharps such as needles, syringes, and lancets, are exempted from regulation in Arizona's Medical Waste Regulations (Arizona Administrative Code (AAC) R18-13-1401 et seq.). However, these materials still need to be handled safely. We need your help in ensuring that medical sharps are disposed of in a manner that minimizes health risks to garbage haulers, landfill personnel, and the community.

Used Sharps Disposal Program

Help preserve our environment by properly disposing of needles/sharps which are hazardous waste. Please note that due to resource limitations and regulatory requirements, sharps cannot be accepted from doctors' offices, health clinics, or other businesses.Collect, Protect, and Respect

Program Features

  • Drop off used Sharp containers at all CHSS locations (Health and Social Services Staff Directory Page)
  • Sharps must be in approved containers
  • Drop off Monday through Friday 8 am-noon, 1-5 pm
  • 1-gallon sharps containers available for purchase to residents at $5 per container for assistance with proper disposal.

Household Medication Disposal Information

Drop off locations include:

  • Benson Hospital - 450 S Ocotillo Avenue, Benson
  • Bisbee Police Department - 1 W Highway 92, Bisbee
  • Douglas Fire Department - 1400 E 10th Street, Douglas
  • Elfrida Fire Department - 10293 N Central Highway, Elfrida
  • Fry Fire Department - 4817 S Apache Avenue, Sierra Vista
  • Huachuca City Fire Department - 500 N Gonzales Boulevard, Huachuca City
  • Northern Cochise Community Hospital - 901 W Rex Allen Dr., Willcox
  • Palominas Fire Department - 10202 S Highway 92, Palominas
  • Sunsites Fire Department - 105 Tracy Road, Pearce
  • Tombstone Fire Department - 315 E Fremont Street, Tombstone
  • Whetstone Fire Department - 2422 N Firehouse Lane, Huachuca City
  • Willcox Police Department - 320 Rex Allen Dr., Willcox