As of September 01, 2008, State law makes it illegal to place Sharps (hypodermic needles, pen needles, intravenous needles and lancets) in solid waste and recycling containers.
Placing needles in the wrong place is dangerous and can injure people as well as spread germs, including hepatitis and HIV/AIDS.
To assist Ontario residents to safely dispose of Sharps, the City is offering free Sharps Containers. Empty containers can be picked up and authorized full containers dropped off at Ontario’s Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility located at 1430 S. Cucamonga Avenue.
The Sharps Container Program is only available during the HHW Facility’s open operating hours - Friday and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
A Sharps mail-back program is also available for a small fee. For more information on this program and for other details on the San Bernardino’s Countywide Program, please call (909) 382-5401 or 1-800-Oily Cat.
For availability of replacement containers, call (909) 382-5401 or 1-800-Oily Cat.
The following other Household Hazardous Waste Facilities accept sharps/needles in approved containers.
SAN BERNARDINO, CA 92408 San Bernardino International Airport 2824 East “W” Street Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
APPLE VALLEY, CA 92308 22411 Highway 18 1st and 3rd Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
HESPERIA, CA 92340 Hesperia Fire Station 17443 Lemon Street Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
BIG BEAR LAKE, CA 92315 Public Services Yard 42040 Garstin Drive Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
JOSHUA TREE, CA 92252 West of Transportation/Floor Control Bldg. 62499 Twentynine Palms Highway 3rd Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
BARSTOW, CA 92311 City of Barstow Corporation Yard 900 South Avenue ‘H’ Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
VICTORVILLE, CA 92392 San Bernardino County Fairgrounds East of Desert Knoll Drive on Loves Lane Wednesday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.