Occasionally people will visit the fire station asking if we dispose of needles and sharps. The fire department has a contract with a bio hazard waste removal contractor but it is for Emergency Medical Service use only and we are unable to make this available to the public. Here is the proper way to dispose of medical sharps - Place needles, syringes, lancets and auto injectors in a rigid, leak proof, puncture-resistant container like a laundry detergent bottle. Secure the lid with heavy duty tape and label the container “sharps”. The container should then be placed in the trash.