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Sharps

  Medical 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! 

          Sharps and Medication Brochure 

      Medications Collection Program

         
         


    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
    Map

    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

    Dignity Health - St. Joseph's Medical Center

    1800 N. California St.
    Stockton, CA  95204
    (209) 943-2000
    Located in underground parking next to building entrance
    Map

    El Dorado Drug Store

    2005 East Mariposa Rd.
    Stockton, CA 95205
    (209) 464-7722
    Map

    Rx Express Pharmacy

    711 E. Market St.
    Stockton, CA 95202
    (209) 465-1001
    Map

    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
    Map

    Tracy Recycling Buy - Back Center

    (External Link)

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


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    1810 E. Hazelton Avenue
    Stockton, CA 95205
    Phone: (209) 468-3000
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