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Sharps (needles, syringes, and lancets) that are not properly handled, or are improperly discarded, can pose a serious risk of infection and diseases to family members (especially children), sanitation worker, and others who may accidentally come in contact with a discarded sharp. This program provides home users of sharps a safe way to dispose of used needles, syringes, and lancets.

Wisconsin State Law required that sharps used in the home be properly discarded. To properly discard used sharps, do:

  • Purchase approved container from Adams County Landfill
  • Put used sharps in approved container
  • Lock the lid when container is full
  • Wipe outside of container with any household cleaner
  • Place container in plastic bag and deliver to the Adams County Landfill

IMPORTANT:

  • Do not discard in household garbage.
  • Do not try to recycle your used sharps.
  • Do not try to separate needle from syringe. 
  • Place all used sharps intact in the approved container.
  • Keep your sharps box out of the reach of children.

Since disposal in household garbage is no longer acceptable, the Adams County Landfill & Recycling Center is now offering to collect your properly packaged used sharps.  We will ensure that your sharps are properly and safely disposed of.

Adams County's Sharps Collection Program is:

  • Safer!
  • Conveniently located centrally in Adams County
  • Available to Adams County residents at a minimal fee

How does the Adams County Sharps Collection Program work?

  • Call the Adams County Landfill & Recycling Center at (608) 339-9178 for the location of the Landfill.
  • Visit the Adams County Landfill & Recycling Center and receive an approved container specifically designed to safely store your sharps in.  The container is available for $5.00 and includes disposal when you bring it back to the Landfill.
  • These containers are for sharps only. For example you should not place the following items in them:  Used bandages or dressings, Q-tips, Facial tissue, gauze pads, medicine containers, or alcohol swabs.

 

THE ADAMS COUNTY LANDFILL & RECYCLING CENTER IS THE ONLY APPROVED SHARPS COLLECTION SITE FOR HOME USERS IN ADAMS COUNTY!!!

    
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