Sharps such as hypodermic needles, syringes,
and more should never be disposed
 of with household trash. Residents can bring
Sharps and unwanted medication to the semi-annual 
DropOff events for proper disposal.

This free event is a great opportunity for residents to clean out their medicine cabinets and bring all expired or unwanted medications and Sharps, for proper disposal, with the added benefit of keeping these materials out of the waste stream.

What to Bring

  • Sharps (hypodermic needles, syringes, and more) – Must be in rigid, tight-sealing, capped container.
  • Expired or unwanted medications and drugs (in original container)
  • Veterinary medications
  • Vitamins
Note: It’s permissible to use a marker to cross off your name on the prescription containers, but medication information must be legible.

Between events, residents can dispose of their medical syringes, sharps and lancets, at the Concord Police Station, 219 Walden St., 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

There is also a used Sharps disposal mail-back program, such as the one offered by Sharps Compliance Inc. Contact Sharps Compliance Inc. by phone at 800-772-5657 or visit their website. Also, please note that CVS and RiteAid sell Sharps containers with prepaid mailing labels.