Did you know it is illegal to put “sharps”
(needles, syringes with needles, disposable lancets) in the trash? Did
you know that when unused medicines or controlled substances are flushed
down the drain, they end up in our waterways and pollute the
environment? To make it easy to safely dispose of sharps and drugs, the
City of Napa, County of Napa, Napa Recycling & Waste Services, Napa
County Recycling & Waste Services, Napa Sanitation District, and
the Valley Medical Center sponsor a free and anonymous Pharmaceutical
and Sharps Collection Event on Saturday, October 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
at the Queen of the Valley Medical Center, 1000 Trancas Street in Napa.
Other drop-off locations will be available in Yountville and American
Canyon. All sharps and household-generated pharmaceutical waste,
including controlled substances, will be accepted at this one-time
event. Sharps must be in puncture-resistant containers, and drugs should
consolidated in a Ziploc bag if possible. For more information on how to
properly dispose of syringes, lancets and other sharps, please contact
Napa County Environmental Management Department at 253-4471 or visit www.NapaRecycling.com.