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Syringe / "sharps"

 Hazardous Waste
Syringe /

“Sharps”, including syringes, hypodermic needles, and blades should be disposed of as household hazardous waste at the locations listed below. Improper disposal poses a threat to recycling and trash workers as well as to the environment.

They should NEVER be placed in a recycling bin, even if they are inside a closed, durable container. The presence of sharps or syringes in recycling can cause an entire load of recyclables to be rejected and sent to landfill.

Accepted At:

Location Contact Information Details  
Larimer County Household Hazardous Waste Facility

5887 S. Taft Hill Road
Fort Collins

(970) 498-5771

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Other items accepted here
Larimer County Landfill

5887 S. Taft Hill Rd.
Fort Collins

(970) 498-5760

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Syringes and sharps are accepted in the trash at the landfill only if placed in sturdy, hard plastic containers (like laundry detergent containers) and capped tightly. These containers should be clearly labeled as "sharps" or "biohazard waste". Learn more about proper sharps disposal here.

Other items accepted here
Northern Colorado Health Network

400 Remington St. #100
Fort Collins

(970) 484-4469

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No loaded syringes accepted.

Also provides sharps containers. Contact location for details.

Other items accepted here


The information provided in this tool is compiled as a service to Fort Collins Residents. Contact information has been provided for the listed locations, and it is encouraged that you call ahead to verify the location, materials accepted, and hours of operation. Inclusion in this list is not an endorsement by the City of Fort Collins.

Any recycler wishing to be added to this list may contact If you can’t find the answer to your question here, please call us at 970-221-6600