Sharps Disposal Program for Home Generated Sharps

Improper disposal of used “sharps” (needles, syringes and lancets) can injure children, home health care providers, sanitation workers and pets. Now there is a safe solution!

Bring your used sharps to one of the three Kern County Special Waste Facility locations  for proper and convenient disposal (Click Here for Locations) . Free “Biohazard” rigid plastic sharps containers are available at the collection facilities for you to use at home. For safety reasons sharps will not be accepted in liquid detergent bottles, bleach bottles, coffee cans, glass containers, milk jugs or soda bottles.

  • Sharps should be placed into a container immediately after use.
  • Do not attempt to remove, bend, break or recap the needle.
  • Keep all sharps and disposal containers out of reach of children.

For more information call (661) 862-8922 OR (800) 552-KERN, option 6. This program is for home generated sharps only – NO BUSINESSES.