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Sharps Containers

Needles and other sharps used outside of a health care setting should be safely disposed of. It is illegal to throw these items in a trash or recycling bin since they could cause an injury. “Sharps” is a medical term for devices with sharp points or edges that can puncture or cut skin. Examples of sharps include needles, syringes, lancets, auto injectors (such as EpiPens), and infusions sets.

Disposal Options:


Locations that Accept Sharps Containers

Name City Address
CVS Pharmacy Alameda 931 Marina Village Parkway
Berkeley Police Department Berkeley 2100 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
CVS Pharmacy Berkeley 2655 Telegraph Ave.
CVS Pharmacy Castro Valley 3667 Castro Valley Blvd.
CVS Pharmacy Dublin 7201 Regional St.
CVS Pharmacy Fremont 2000 Driscoll Rd.
CVS Pharmacy Fremont 4020 Fremont Blvd.
CVS Pharmacy Hayward 22501 Foothill Blvd.
CVS Pharmacy Hayward 26059 Mission Blvd.
CVS Pharmacy Hayward 243 West Jackson St.
Mission Pharmacy Hayward 22138 Mission Blvd.
CVS Pharmacy Livermore 1500 1st St.
CVS Pharmacy Livermore 4405 1st St.
CVS Pharmacy Newark 35080 Newark Blvd.
CVS Pharmacy Oakland 7200 Bancroft Ave.
CVS Pharmacy Oakland 4100 Redwood Rd.
CVS Pharmacy Oakland 344 Thomas L. Berkeley Way
New Oakland Pharmacy #1 Oakland 333 9th St.
New Oakland Pharmacy #2 Oakland 388 9th St. #108
New Oakland Pharmacy Lake Merritt Oakland 250 East 18th St.
CVS Pharmacy Pleasanton 3010 Bernal Ave.
CVS Pharmacy Pleasanton 6750 Bernal Ave.
CVS Pharmacy San Leandro 1550 East 14th St.
CVS Pharmacy San Leandro 14869 East 14th St.
CVS Pharmacy San Leandro 699 Lewelling Blvd.


Special Instructions:

Sharps must be placed in a sharps disposal container immediately after they have been used. Sharps disposal containers are available at most chain pharmacies and drugstores. Check with your health provider at the time your prescription is written. If you have difficulty finding a container call Household Hazardous waste at 800-606-6606. 


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