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
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:
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!!!