Safe Sharps Waste Disposal

Where Can I Take My "Sharps"?

There are four (4) household hazardous waste collection centers operated by the County of Orange that accept sharps for free - as long as they are placed inside a puncture-proof container such as a plastic detergent bottle, liquid fabric softener bottle, empty bleach bottle, store-purchased sharps container. 

The closest collection center for Placentia residents is located at: 

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center
1071 North Blue Gum Street
Anaheim, CA 92806 
(714) 834-6752 

Republic Services offers a program to provide disposal service for sharps items for a nominal fee that is safe, convenient, and confidential. Sharps can be mailed to a safe disposal location using Republic Services Medical Mail Back Kit. Each kit includes:

  • A government-approved plastic container specifically designed for sharps waste
  • Postage pre-paid mail-back shipping box
  • Pre-addressed shipping labels
  • Pre-paid disposal

To obtain a Sharps Mail Back Kit and for additional information, please contact Republic Services, at (855) 737-7871 or visit

For additional options, please contact your medical provider or pharmacy and ask if they accept Sharps for disposal.