Sharps Waste Stewardship

California has industry-run statewide stewardship programs that provide safe and convenient disposal options for home-generated sharps waste at no cost to the consumer.

How Do I Dispose of Home-Generated Sharps Waste?

  • To order a free sharps waste container with mail-back materials, visit or call (844) 4-TAKE-BACK or (844) 482-5322.

See the Home-Generated Sharps Waste Stewardship Plan page for more information on the status of the programs.


Resources and Contact Information

For more information contact: Pharmaceutical and Sharps Unit,