Household Sharps Collection Program

The Door County Public Health Household Sharps Collection Program was designed and intended for individuals who use sharps in their homes to help reduce the risk of harm to others and the environment.

State law requires that sharps (needles, syringes, and lancets) used in the home be properly discarded to reduce the risk of infection and disease to family members, sanitation workers, and others who might accidentally be stuck by them.

This collection program is convenient and easy to use for the residents of Door County without paying any fees and being able to stay anonymous all while having the flexibility of choosing the location that best suites your needs.

To properly discard sharps please:

  • Put used sharps in an approved puncture proof container (such as a red sharps container or re-purpose your liquid laundry detergent bottle)
  • When container is full, lock the lid if using a red sharps container or place cap on laundry detergent bottle
  • Wipe outside of container with any household cleaner
  • Place container into a plastic bag or the red sharps bag included with your sharps container
  • Drop off at one of our locations listed at the bottom of this page

Important Reminders:

  • Do not discard sharps or containers filled with sharps in household garbage.
  • Do not try to recycle your used sharps.
  • Do not separate needle from syringe.
  • Keep all sharps out of the reach of children.
  • Containers are for sharps only. You should not place used bandages or dressings, Q-tips, gauze pads, medicine containers, or medications in sharps containers.


Sturgeon BaySister BayWashington Island
Aging & Disability 
Resource Center (ADRC)
916 North 14th Avenue

Door County Public Health
421 Nebraska Street
Door County Medical Center
2345 Canterbury Lane
Washington Island Police Department
1045 Main Road

Door County Medical Center
910 Main Road
Pick-up site for new containers only.

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