SHARPS is a term used to describe items used to puncture skin. Examples are hypodermic needles, suture needles, syringes, lancets and pre-filled pens. To dispose of these items, please place them in a sealed container (you can purchase a red sharps container at most drugstores or you can use something like an empty laundry detergent bottle) and take them to one of our seven SAFE Centers around the City: www.lacitysan.org/san/faces/wcnav_externalId/s-lsh-wwd-s-c-hw-safemc
If the SAFE Centers are too far from your home, you can look up other drop-off locations by zip code here: https://safeneedledisposal.org/state-search/?state=CA
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please call our 24-hour Customer Care Center at 1-800-773-2489 and they would be pleased to assist you.