Sharps Disposal Program

sharps disposal container and syringes The Costa Mesa Sanitary District (CMSD) sponsors sharps disposal and collection at the drop box locations listed below. Sharps include needles, syringes, and lancets.  

Residents can pick up a FREE sharps container at the District's headquarters (one per customer, while supplies last) or you can use any rigid (non-puncturable), sealed container to contain sharps. These can include thick plastic laundry detergent, soda, bleach, or coffee containers.





Curbside Collection:

Sharps can be collected at your front doorstep through our Door-to-Door Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program.

Contact CR&R at (949) 646-4617 to schedule a pickup or submit a pickup request through our website.

Drop-Off Locations: 


Costa Mesa Sanitary District - CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE
290 Paularino Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(949) 645-8400
*CMSD's drop box is currently closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ramsay Rexall Drugs
2246 Newport Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 646-7744
*Once filled, this drop box is closed until it can be emptied. To confirm if the drop box is open, please call ahead of your visit.

Any of the 4 Orange County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Centers:
Anaheim - 1071 N. Blue Gum Street
Huntington Beach - 17121 Nichols Lane
Irvine - 6411 Oak Canyon
San Juan Capistrano - 32250 La Pata Avenue
Phone: (714) 834-4000
Open 9am - 3pm, Tuesday through Saturday, closed on major holidays and during rainy weather