Medical Waste and Sharps Disposal

Medial Waste

Please call the Lewis County Health Department at 360-740-1417 for information on proper management and disposal options.

Stericycle offers disposal services for sharps and other medical waste. See the web site for contact information.

Sharps Disposal

Residential sharps (needles and diabetic lancets) are both dangerous and a biological hazard. Proper management is required to prevent injury and the spread of disease. Please use an approved sharps container for needles and lancets. Containers of sharps from a RESIDENTIAL USER ONLY, 1 Gallon per residential customer per day limit may be safely disposed of at the Lewis County Central Transfer Station and the East Lewis County Transfer Station. Sharps, needles, or lancets from Medical offices are NOT ALLOWED to be placed in the sharps container at either transfer station.

Stericycle offers disposal services for sharps and other medical waste. See the web site for contact information.

Left-Over Pharmaceuticals

Safe Medication Return is a unified, statewide program that gives Washington residents free, convenient, and environmentally responsible options to dispose of unwanted medication. Drug manufacturers fund the program at no cost to taxpayers.

Safe Medication Return is operated by MED-Project, our approved program operator. The Department of Health oversees the establishment of the program, monitors on-going operations, manages enforcement when compliance issues arise, and evaluates program effectiveness.

RCW 69.48 established Washington’s Safe Medication Return program (also known as the Drug Take-Back program). Washington state medicine take-back program. There are several sites in Lewis County. Please click here for the site's location finder.