Peel Region homepage
main

How to Sort Your Waste

CRC

Needles, other sharps and injectors

This item is a sharp — a special category of home health-care waste.

Sharps include:

  • auto-injectors
  • injection pens
  • injectors
  • lancets
  • needles
  • prefilled pens
  • syringes

Safe disposal of sharps

Always place discarded sharps in a biohazard container for safe, free disposal. Never dispose of sharps in your garbage, organics or recycling.

To safely dispose of sharps:

  1. Pick up a free biohazard container from a Peel Community Recycling Centre (CRC)
  2. Fill the container
  3. Return the filled container to a CRC for safe, free disposal and pick up a new empty container for free.

CRCs only accept discarded sharps in biohazard containers. Do not bring your sharps to a CRC in anything but a biohazard container. This service is for residents only, not businesses.

The Ontario Sharps Collection Program for local pharmacies also provides a similar service for sharps disposal. Visit the Health Products Stewardship Association Ontario website for more information.

Additional information

Connect to Peel

Join over 120,000 Peel residents who receive emails featuring the latest Regional news, emergency updates and community events.

Sign up for Connect to Peel

See the complete list of items for: