Sharps Disposal Recycling Program

sharps disposal container and syringes The Costa Mesa Sanitary District (CMSD) sponsors sharps disposal drop boxes at the locations listed below. Sharps include needles, syringes, and lancets. It is no longer necessary to use a purpose made sharps container. Sharps can now be accepted in rigid, sealed containers such as thick plastic laundry detergent, bleach, or coffee containers.


Residents can pick up a FREE sharps container at the District's headquarters or at the pharmacies listed below. Containers are available while supplies last.


pdf Sharps Disposal Drop Box Flyer


Curbside Collection:

Sharps can be collected curbside through the Door-to-Door Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program.

Contact CR&R at (949) 646-4617 to schedule a pickup.

Drop-Off Disposal Locations: 


Costa Mesa Sanitary District
290 Paularino Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(949) 645-8400

Ramsay Rexall Drugs
2246 Newport Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 646-7744

Any of the four (4) Orange County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Centers:
Anaheim - 1071 N. Blue Gum Street
Huntington Beach - 17121 Nichols Street
Irvine - 6411 Oak Canyon
San Juan Capistrano - 32250 La Pata Avenue