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Sharps (Hypodermic Needles, Syringes and Lancets)

Sharps, including hypodermic needles, syringes and lancets, generated by residents and stored in puncture resistant containers (DO NOT use plastic milk jugs or soda bottles) can be dropped-off at one of the following two facilities:

Yuba-Sutter Household Hazardous Waste Facility. The Yuba-Sutter Household Hazardous Waste Facility is located at 134 Burns Drive off of Garden Highway, in southern Yuba City. Home-generated sharps in puncture resistant containers with sealed (taped) tight fitting lids are accepted only on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We cannot accept sharps from businesses, clinics, or veterinarians.

Marysville Transfer Station (Recology Yuba-Sutter). The Marysville Transfer Station (Recology Yuba-Sutter) is located at 3001 N. Levee Road off of Highway 20, in Marysville. Home-generated sharps in puncture resistant containers with sealed (taped) tight fitting lids are accepted at the Container BuyBack Tuesday – Friday 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sharps cannot be accepted  from businesses, clinics, or veterinarians.

Please note that the entire container of home-generated sharps must be left at the facility; containers cannot be returned; and loose needles cannot be accepted at either facility.

One-quart sharps containers are now available to Yuba and Sutter County residents for the storage of home-generated sharps. Containers may be picked up at the following locations:

Marysville Transfer Station (Recology Yuba-Sutter) Container Buyback Center

3001 N. Levee Road, Marysville
Tuesday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Yuba-Sutter Household Hazardous Waste Facility

134 Burns Drive, Yuba City
Saturdays, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Mail Back Services

In addition to the facility options noted above, some manufacturers provide a FREE sharps mail back service for users of their products. This convenient service provides the sharps disposal container and the pre-paid shipping box. The following manufacturers provide this service:
Abbvie. Patients can sign up for the free Sharps (needles) Mail-Back service on HUMIRA’s website or toll-free number at 1-800­-448-6472.
Amgen. Information about the Sharps Mail Back Program is available on the ENBREL Support™ website at: and through the ENBREL Support™ Call Center at 1-888-436-2735.
Biogen Idec. Biogen Idec provides patients with a free  way to dispose of needles and syringes through the AVONEX ecoSharps program at or call 1-800-456-2255.
Bristol-Myers. Sharps containers and return boxes can be requested for patients on ORENCIA®.  Call 1-800-ORENCIA or log on to
EMD Serono Inc. California residents who take Rebif may enroll in in a sharps mail back program by calling 1-877-447-3243.
Janssen Biotech, Inc. People treating with SIMPONI® can get information on SimponiOne® Safe Returns® by calling 1-877-697-4676 or log on to
UCB Inc. Sharps Disposal by Mail System program support is available by calling 1-866-424­4942 or log on to

California Senate Bill 1305

California Senate Bill 1305 (SB 1305) established a ban on disposal of home-generated sharps effective September 1, 2008. Please click here to view a presentation by the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery staff about SB 1305.