Household generated "SHARPS" are accepted at the Olmsted County Hazardous Waste Facility (HWF) FREE of charge from residents who treat themselves for medical conditions such as diabetes. (Business generated "SHARPS" are NOT accepted.)
Only the following are accepted:
NO mercury-bearing waste (thermometers, button/hearing aid batteries), chemotherapy waste, solid waste, hazardous waste or other regulated medical waste should be included in the sharps container. If you have questions about potential sharps waste that aren't on the above list, call 507 328-7070.
Household generated "SHARPS" can be brought to the Olmsted County Hazardous Waste Facility at 305 Silver Creek Road NE in Rochester during open hours. Open hours are Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Call 507 328-7070 if you have questions.