Seattle Public Utilities

How to recycle

Sharps – Needles & Syringes


These can’t go in the garbage; they can injure other people.

To dispose of syringes, needles, and lancets (also called “sharps”), you must put them in a rigid and sealable container like a plastic soda bottle. Then bring to a designated disposal location:

  • Intersection of Airport Way South and South Holgate Street
  • Intersection of 27th Avenue South and Cheasty Boulevard South (center median)
  • Fremont Canal Park (199 North Canal St, Seattle, WA 98103)
  • Freeway Park (700 Seneca St)
  • Mineral Springs Park (1500 North 105th St, Seattle, WA 98133)
  • Roxhill Park (2850 SW Roxbury St, Seattle, WA 98126)
  • North or South transfer stations

If you find a syringe on public property, report it as illegal dumping.

If you are a business and need to dispose of sharps, call the Households Hazards Line at (206) 296-4692.

Decrease waste: Choose reusable items or donate to thrift stores.