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Needles & Syringes

Check with your clinic or pharmacy to see if they have a take-back program for needles and syringes or bring to The Recycling Zone. Follow the preparation requirements below:

Needle and Syringe Disposal Instructions
  • Place sharps into a container such as a liter soda bottle, plastic laundry detergent bottle, or coffee can with the lid taped shut. Loose sharps are not accepted.
  • Label the container “Do not recycle: household sharps.”
  • Put sharps in point-first.
  • Dispose of containers when they are half-full.


Information on this page applies to households ONLY. Different rules may apply to businesses in Dakota County.

Last updated: 3/4/2014 5:50 AM