Sharps Mail-back Program

Call 719-655-2533 for a FREE sharps disposal kit!

Saguache County Public Health, in partnership with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, has FREE sharps disposal kits for county residents.
The kit comes with a sharps container, a return shipping box, and a prepaid mailing label.
To participate in the Sharps Mail-back Program or to learn more about it, call Saguache Public Health at 719-655-2533.

Keep your community saafe. Use a sharps container.

Syringes, pen needles, and lancets are medical waste.
Safe disposal of these ‘sharps’ will prevent injury to yourself and others.
Always dispose of sharps in a responsible manner.

Each year, approximately 9 million sharps users—or people who use needles, syringes, lancets, auto-injectors, injection pens, infusion sets, or connection needles/sets to receive medication—will administer at least 3 billion injections outside of healthcare facilities. People use sharps to manage a wide variety of conditions, including allergies, arthritis, cancer, diabetes, hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, infertility, migraines, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, blood clotting disorders, psoriasis and more. This is why it is so important for patients to dispose of used sharps safely.

Place used sharps in a strong, plastic container
No matter where you happen to be, all used sharps should be placed in a strong, plastic container.
     • Sharps should never be thrown loosely into the trash or toilet.
     • Sharps that retract after use, or are very small, should be disposed of like all other sharps.
     • Sharps should never be recycled.

Call 719-655-2533 for a FREE sharps disposal kit!

Last Updated: 06/03/2021