Safe Syringe Disposal

Syringe Disposal Kiosks

Safe, legal and convenient syringe disposal sites are available in multiple locations throughout the county. It is unsafe and illegal to discard syringes on the ground, in trash or recycling containers or by flushing them down the toilet.


  • Discard used syringes in a sharps container
  • Seal the container
  • Place the container into a syringe disposal kiosk or drop it off at a collection site.

*Free sharps containers are available at all of the following locations during business hours.

Safely and legally dispose of used syringes at the following kiosks any time:

Social Services
929 Koster St.
Eureka, CA 95501

Public Health
529 I St.
Eureka, CA 95501

Mental Health
720 Wood St.
Eureka, CA 95501
(The kiosk is located next to the building on I Street, between Harris and Russ streets.)

Safely and legally dispose of used syringes at the following locations during business hours:

Humboldt Waste Management Authority
Hawthorne Street Transfer Station and Hazardous Waste Facility
1059 W. Hawthorne St.
Eureka, CA 95501

Eureka Police Department
604 C St.
Eureka, CA 95501

Eureka City Hall
531 K St.
Eureka, CA 95501

Adorni Center
1011 Waterfront Drive
Eureka, CA 95501

Wharfinger Building
1 Marina Way
Eureka, CA 95501

Recology Eel River
965 Riverwalk Drive
Fortuna, CA 95540

Palco Pharmacy
113 Main St., Suite D
Scotia, CA 95565

Humboldt Sanitation
2585 Central Ave.
McKinleyville, CA 95519

Humboldt Area Center for Harm Reduction
1522 Third St.
Eureka 95501

Information about safe handling of loose syringes can be found at the U.S. Food & Drug Administration website.