Needle Disposal in San Diego (Home Generalted Medical Sharps)

December 5, 2016 (San Diego) If you suffer from Diabetes, or any other disease that generates needles, or other medical sharps, you know how difficult it can be to dispose of them. In San Diego, your taxes at work. the city and county are making it easier. You can dispose of your SHAPS at San Diego Police Stations. Here is how they are supposed to be packaged, and they will not accept any loose sharps.

Eastern Division9225 Aero Drive
San Diego, CA 92123

Northern Division4275 Eastgate Mall
San Diego, CA 92037


Mid-City Division4310 Landis Street
San Diego, CA 92105

Southern Division

1120 27th Street
San Diego, CA 92154

Western Division

5215 Gaines Street
San Diego, CA 92114

Northeastern Division

13396 Salmon River Road
San Diego, CA 92129

Northwestern Division

12592 El Camino Real
San Diego, CA 92130

Southeastern Division

7222 Skyline Drive
San Diego, CA 92114
The County is also making it easy by operating similar collection units at Sherrif’s stations.

Alpine Sheriff Station

2751 Alpine Blvd.

Alpine, CA 91901

Imperial Beach Sheriff Substation

845 Imperial Beach Boulevard

Imperial Beach, CA  91932


Borrego Springs Sheriff’s Office

571 Palm Canyon Dr.

Borrego Springs, CA 92004

Julian Sheriff Substation

2907 Washington St.

Julian, CA 92036


Bonita – Sunnyside Fire Station

4900 Bonita Road

Bonita, Ca  91902

Lakeside Fire Station #3

14008 Highway 8 Business

Lakeside/El Cajon, CA  92021


Lakeside Sheriff’s Station

12365 Parkside Drive

Lakeside, CA  92040

Campo Sheriff Substation

378 Sheridan Rd., PO Box 7

Campo, CA 91906-0007

Pine Valley Sheriff Substation

28696 Old Highway 80

Pine Valley, CA  92062


Encinitas (North Coastal) Sheriff Substation

175 North El Camino Real

Encinitas, CA  92024


Rancho San Diego Sheriff Station

11486 Campo Rd.

Spring Valley, CA 91978

Fallbrook Sheriff Substation

388 East Alvarado Street

Fallbrook, CA 92028-2052



Valley Center Sheriff Substation

28201 N. Lake Wohlford Rd.

Valley Center, CA 92082


The City of Santee has sort of a program as well

Hypodermic Needles/Sharps

Sharps are defined as hypodermic needles, pen needles, intravenous needles, lancets, and other devices that are used to penetrate the skin for the delivery of medications derived from a household. Sharps are to be placed in approved containers.

Waste Management has authorized containers at their Buyback Center in El Cajon for Santee residents to drop off their sharps free of charge. The Buyback Center is located at 925 O’Connor Street, located just southwest of the intersection of Bradley Avenue and Johnson Avenue.  Residents can transport these items in their own approved containers to this location. They must be disposed of in an appropriate container that can be purchased at any drug store. Waste Management is available Monday through Friday, 8:00a.m. to 2:00p.m. Waste Management employees are not authorized or allowed to handle sharps.

Also, the Sheriff’s Department sub-station located at 8811 Cuyamaca Street, Santee has a bin in their front lobby that residents can use to dispose of prescription medications.

For more information, please call Waste Management at 619-596-5100.

Why is this important? It helps prevents the spread of diseases, such as HIV, and Hepatitis. It is also the law, But if you are a diabetic, you know how difficult it is at times to comply with the law.

These are your taxes at work.

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