Daniel R. Munsey, Fire Chief/Fire Warden

Date: May 19, 2021
Contact: Jose Rodriguez, Assistant Fire Marshal (909) 382-5401

Effective July 1, 2021, San Bernardino County residents can safely dispose of their used sharps by creating their own container. This is an alternative to plastic bio-hazard sharps containers.

Container must be a 2-gallon or smaller non-food, sealable (screw top with puncture resistant lid), leak-resistant, heavy-duty plastic container such as a laundry soap or bleach bottle. Container can be used to dispose of needles, lancets and syringes (must be completely spent, no liquid remaining, including EpiPens).


When a container is ¾ filled, seal the lid tightly and tape the container closed. An approved biohazardous waste label must be placed on both sides of the heavy-duty, puncture resistant container. You can download labels by visiting www.sbcfire.org/greensb or obtain labels at any of the HHW facilities during hours of operation.


Full sharps containers can be taken to a San Bernardino County HHW Collection facility for proper disposal.


Milk containers, water bottles, glass containers and metal cans are unapproved containers.


For more information, please contact the HHW Collection facility from 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday at (909) 382-5401, 1(800) Oily Cat or visit www.sbcfire.org/greensb.