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Sharps Drop-off Kiosk

Drop Needles Off at the Sharps Drop-Off Kiosk

If you have sharps containers, or needles, that you need to recycle, you will find only a few places that readily take those items. One of the options that you have in the San Diego area is the Sharps Drop-Off Kiosk located at the Alpine Sheriff Station. This service is great for those who are diabetic and use needles for insulin, and for anyone who has dangerous and unneeded needles at home. Those old needles can be very dangerous, and you don’t want to have them lying around the home.

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What Do They Accept?

The station will accept needle and sharps containers, although you will have to make sure that you prepare the items properly before dropping them off. They have a 24-hr drop off bin for the needles and sharps containers. You have to make sure that you keep the sharps in a container kit, or in a rigid and puncture resistant container that you can seal tightly. Some of the options that people use include bleach bottles, liquid detergent bottles, and coffee cans with lids.

You must not put the needles into other types of containers. Some of the things that you will want to avoid include plastic and paper bags, cardboard or any paper container, milk jugs, glass containers, or any plastic bottles that have a CRV.

Where Are They Located?

The drop off for the sharps is in the Alpine Sheriff Station, which is at 2751 Alpine Boulevard. It is free to drop off the sharps at the station. You can find out more information by calling 1-877-R1-EARTH.

Keep the environment safe and clean and make sure that you bring all of your needles and sharps containers to the drop-off bin. This way, you can be sure that they receive a proper disposal and do not end up in the regular landfill.

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Sharps Drop off KioskSharps Drop-off Kiosk

2751 Alpine Blvd. (Alpine Sheriff Station)
Alpine, CA 91901
Phone: 1-877-R1-EARTH

  • 24 hour drop-off bin for needles/sharps. Make sure sharps are stored in a sharps container kit or in a rigid, puncture-resistant, tightly-sealed container, including: bleach bottles, liquid detergent bottles, or coffee cans with lids. Do not put in: paper or plastic bags, glass containers, cardboard or coated paper containers, plastic bottles that have a CRV (California Redemption Value), or milk jugs.


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