Sharps are not accepted at the Coon Rapids Recycling Center.
What is a sharp? Syringes, lancets, used EpiPens, hypodermic needles, pen needles and IV needles are all sharps.
Sharps should be taken to special drop-off sites that dispose of them properly.
Correct sharp disposal is important to prevent injury and disease transmission.
Proper disposal: Used sharps may be stored in a puncture resistant container such as an empty laundry detergent bottle. Free disposal is available at the Anoka County Household Hazardous Waste Facility.
Go here to learn more about where and how to dispose of sharps.
Additional collection programs may exist at clinics and hospitals or through mail back programs.