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Sharps

  Medical Sharps  

Effective in 2008, state law makes it illegal to dispose of home-generated medical sharps in the trash.  The 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. 

Medical sharps must be transported in a sturdy container.  Please see Medical Sharps Rack Card link below for more details on what you can use to collect and transport medical sharps for safe disposal. 

There is NO COST for San Joaquin County residents to drop off these materials for proper disposal at the San Joaquin County's Household Hazardous Waste Facility or at a nearby collection center on the list below.

PLEASE DO NOT PLACE THESE ITEMS IN THE GARBAGE! 

      Sharps Brochure Link

  Sharps Rack Card Link  

  Medications Collection Program

   
     


Escalon:

Vineyard Pharmacy and Gifts

1900 McHenry Ave #202
Escalon, CA  95320
(209) 838-0511
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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
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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
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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
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Community Medical Center

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

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

Ripon Police Department

259 N. Wilma Ave.
Ripon, CA  95366
(209) 599-2101
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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
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El Dorado Drug Store

2005 East Mariposa Rd.
Stockton, CA 95205
(209) 464-7722
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San Joaquin County Household Hazardous Waste Facility

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

Grant Line Pharmacy

2160 W. Grant Line Rd., #205
Tracy, CA 95377
(209) 832-2999
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Tracy Material Recovery & Transfer Facility

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

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

541 E. 6th St. 
Tracy, CA 95376
(209) 832-1024
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News and Updates

Expanison of Medical Sharps Collection Program


In January of this year, San Joaquin County reached out to retail pharmacies and other businesses to collect medical sharps from residential consumers for safe disposal, at no charge.  This initiative has been so successful that we have added an additional eight locations to the existing six.  After running our ad in San Joaquin Magazine, we added an additional two locations, now totaling 16.

This program seeks to not only set up sharps collection locations throughout the County, but also to educate the public on proper disposal.  Please visit the designated locations for disposal needs, and help protect our environment and the quality of life in San Joaquin County.





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1810 E. Hazelton Avenue
Stockton, CA 95205
Phone: (209) 468-3000
Fax: (209) 468-2999
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