Sharps

In 2008, California passed a law that made it illegal to dispose of home-generated medical sharps in the trash. This law requires used sharps to be taken to an approved collection location for proper disposal.    

Medical sharps include:  
-Syringes
-Lancets
-Auto injectors 
-Other needle devices for injecting medication or blood tests. 

In 2016, San Joaquin County worked with various retail pharmacies and businesses to expand the Sharps and Medication Waste Collection Program and increase access to collection kiosks across the County. This program was designed to prevent medical sharps from ending up in the trash by helping to educate the public on how to safely transport their medical sharps and properly dispose of them. 

There is NO COST for San Joaquin County residents to drop off medical sharps for proper disposal at any designated collection site including the San Joaquin County's Household Hazardous Waste Facility. Please see the Sharps and Medication Brochure link below for disposal locations and how to collect and transport medical sharps for safe disposal.

PLEASE DO NOT PLACE MEDICAL SHARPS IN THE GARBAGE! 

Medical Sharps and Medication Brochure
Medications Collection Program

 

FREE Disposal Locations:

 

Escalon:

Escalon Police Dept.

2040 McHenry Ave.
Escalon, CA 95320
(209) 838-7093
Map

Vineyard Pharmacy and Gifts

1900 McHenry Ave #202
Escalon, CA  95320
(209) 838-0511
Map

Lathrop:

Know a location that takes this material?
Call us at 468-3066

Linden:

Know a location that takes this material?
Call us at 468-3066

Lockeford:

Payless Market - IGA

18980 CA-88.
Lockeford, CA 95237
(209) 727-3762
Map

Lodi:

Community Medical Centers, Lodi

2401 W. Turner Road, Suite 450

Lodi, CA 95242

(209) 370-1700

Fairmont Pharmacy

1121 W Vine St, Suite 13
Lodi, CA 95240
(209) 625-8633
Map

Lodi Police Dept.

215 Elm St.
Lodi, CA  95240
(209) 333-6727
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Manteca:

City of Manteca Solid Waste Division Admin Office

210 E. Wetmore St.
Manteca, CA  95337
(209) 456-8440
Map

Community Medical Center

200 Cottage Ave Ste. 103
Manteca, CA 95336
(209) 624-5800
Map

Manteca Police Dept.

1001 W. Center St.
Manteca, CA  95337
(209) 239-8401
Map

Ripon:

Ripon Police Department

259 N. Wilma Ave.
Ripon, CA  95366
(209) 599-2101
Map

Stockton:

Community Medical Centers, Channel

701 E. Channel Street

Stockton, CA 95202

(209) 944-4700

Community Medical Centers, Waterloo

1031 Waterloo Road

Stockton, CA 95205

(209) 940-5600

El Dorado Drug Store

2005 East Mariposa Rd.
Stockton, CA 95205
(209) 464-7722
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Rx Express Pharmacy

711 E. Market St.
Stockton, CA 95202
(209) 465-1001
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San Joaquin County Household Hazardous Waste Facility

7850 R.A. Bridgeford Street 
Stockton, CA 95206
(209) 468-3066
Map

Tracy:

Abala Pharmacy

550 – B West Eaton Ave.
Tracy, CA 95376
(209) 832-7080 
Map

Grant Line Pharmacy

2160 W. Grant Line Rd., #205
Tracy, CA 95377
(209) 832-2999
Map

Reich’s Pharmacy

39 W. 10th St.
Tracy, CA 95376
(209) 835-1832 
Map

Tracy Material Recovery & Transfer Facility

30703 S MacArthur Dr.
Tracy, CA 95377-9170
(209) 832-2355

Map

Tracy Police Dept.

1000 Civic Center Dr.
Tracy, CA  95376
(209) 831-6550
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Tracy Recycling Buy - Back Center

(External Link)

590 10th St. 
Tracy, CA 95376
(209) 832-1024

Solid Waste Administrative Office
1810 East Hazelton Avenue
Stockton, CA 95205
Phone: (209) 468-3066
Fax: (209) 468-3078
Hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm
Email us with questions at: solidwaste@sjgov.org
Integrated Solid Waste Manager
Desi Reno