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Kewaunee County Wisconsin
Sharps Collection Program

What are sharps?

Sharps are any type of needles, syringes, or lancets that have been used or contaminated. All contaminated or used sharps products need to be disposed in a safe environment. Appropriate disposal reduces pollution to the environment, prevents injury to others, and prevents transmission of diseases from needle sticks.

Instructions for Safe Disposal:
  • Place sharps in an approved puncture proof container (such as a red sharps container or an old laundry detergent bottle). CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF APPROVED SHARPS CONTAINERS.
  • Please only fill your container 2/3 of the way full.
  • Label the bottle or container with a “biohazard” or “sharps” label and lock the lid.
  • Wipe the outside of the container down with a household cleaner.
  • Place the container in a plastic bring to the Kewaunee County Health Department, 810 Lincoln Drive, Kewaunee, WI 54216
  • In order to cover the cost of disposal, there will be a $5.00 fee for the disposal of sharps containers. New sharps containers can be purchased for $3.00.
  • For questions please call (920) 388-7160
Safe Tips to Remember:
  • Do not dispose of sharps in household garbage.
  • Do not try to remove the needle from the syringe.
  • Do not attempts to recycle any sharps products.
  • Keep sharps and sharps containers out of reach of children.
  • Do not use milk jugs, soda bottles or coffee cans as a sharps container. The material is too thin and could potentially cause injury to others.