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NEEDLE SAFETY WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Post Date:08/08/2018 3:32 PM

NEEDLE SAFETY WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 

 

What should I do with my used syringes?

* There are programs for San Mateo County residents to safely dispose of needles.

* All home generated sharps waste must be transported in an approved sharps container to any of the several disposal sites listed below.

* Residents with a health care provider can contact their providers for their availability for disposal.

* The Millbrae Police Substation cannot accept any needles or sharps.

 

What should I do if I find a syringe on a public way?

Call the authorities to properly remove and dispose of the syringe(s).

* Millbrae Police Bureau non-emergency line 650-259-2300

* San Mateo County Communications (Dispatch) at 650-363-4911

 

DO NOT pick up any syringes.

 

If you do pick up any syringe(s):

* Wear gloves and use disposable tongs. 

* Place the syringe(s) into a sharps container.

* Transport the container to a disposal site. 

 

SHARP DISPOSAL LOCATIONS IN SAN MATEO COUNTY

If you belong to a medical health care provider such as Kaiser, Sutter, Dignity Health or other health care provider, please contact them directly to find information about availability for disposal at their locations.

 

BLUE LINE TRANSFER STATION:    

500 East Jamie Ct., South San Francisco

South San Francisco Scavengers

(Open to Public during Business hours)

 

RECOLOGY TRANSFER STATION:    

255 Shoreway Road, San Carlos

(Open to Public during Business hours)

 

SAN MATEO COUNTY HHW FACILITY:

32 Tower Road, San Mateo

(Open to Public during Business hours)

 

MIKE NEVIN HEALTH CENTER :

380 9th Street, Daly City

SAN MATEO MEDICAL CENTER:

222 West 39th Avenue, San Mateo

(At Pharmacy & At West Entrance)

 

SEQUOIA HOSPITAL:

170 Alameda de las Pulgas, RWC

 

Kaiser Permanente:

1200 El Camino, South San Francisco

(Hospitals and Clinics)                                             

395 Hickey Blvd., Daly City

901 El Camino Real, San Bruno

1150 veterans Blvd., Redwood City                                                                                               

 (Old hospital Tower & Cypress Pharmacy)

910 Marshall Street, Redwood City

(Birch building)                     

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