Sharps Disposal Program

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The Marion County Public Health Department (MCPHD) has three locations where home-generated sharps can be dropped off at no cost. These services are for citizens who wish to safely dispose of used needles, lancets, and syringes. To be accepted, all sharps must be sealed in an approved sharps container. Sharps disposal program participants will receive a new sharps container in exchange for their sealed container. Since July 2009, over 4100 full containers have been collected and over 4200 new sharps containers have been distributed to Marion County residents.

2023 Sharps Disposal Annual Report 

The following MCPHD District Health Offices participate in this FREE disposal program:

Map of District Health Offices



Northeast District Health Office

6042 E. 21st St.



Northwest District Health Office

Pecar Health Center

6940 Michigan Rd.



South District Health Office

7551 Shelby St.



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Additional Resources

Don’t Get Stuck – MCPHD brochure on Sharps Disposal Program

Recommendations on Proper Disposal of Home – Generated Sharps (ISDH)

Expired Medication Take Back Locations

Drug Free Marion County



Questions and requests for Sharps Disposal Brochures can be directed to:

Department of Water Quality & Hazardous Materials Management

3901 Meadows Dr., 2nd floor, Indianapolis, IN 46205