Safe sharps disposal

Used sharps, such as needles, syringes, and other sharp drug or medical tools, are dangerous to people and pets. By safely disposing of your sharps, you can keep others from getting hurt and prevent the spread of disease.

Free sharps containers are available at Prevention Point Philadelphia.

To learn about efforts to reduce the negative health and social consequences associated with drug use, visit our page on harm reduction.

 

Name Description Released Format
Be Smart with Sharps Guide pdf Safe disposal guide with information about using approved sharps containers and preventing needle stick injuries. September 24, 2018
Sharps Disposal Safety Guide (English) pdf Safe disposal guide with locations of public drop boxes in Philadelphia and other local resources. December 11, 2018
Sharps Disposal Safety Guide (Spanish) pdf Safe disposal guide with locations of public drop boxes in Philadelphia and other local resources. December 11, 2018

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