Sharps and Needle Disposal

For the safety of the community, patients and employees, Boulder City Hospital is not able to accept sharps or medication for disposal. “Sharps” is a medical term for devices with sharp points or edges that can puncture or cut skin (for example, needles or syringes).

The following information was obtained from the Southern Nevada Health District website:

  • Republic Services: Sharps Needle Disposal and Mail Back Service

http://www.republicsharps.com/

  • Republic Services: Sharps & Needle Disposal

https://www.republicservices.com/residents/sharps-and-needle-disposal

  • Safe Needle Disposal

https://safeneedledisposal.org/state-search/?state=NV

Proper Medication Disposal

Proper disposal of prescription and over-the-counter medication will protect the environment and ensure medication doesn’t end up in the wrong hands.

Improperly discarded medications can pollute our water supply and affect fish and wildlife.

The Partnership for a Drug-Free America reports that prescription and over-the-counter drugs have emerged as the “party” drugs of choice for many teens.

Disposal Methods

You can now dispose of your expired medicines at a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Substation. Disposal is anonymous and drop-off boxes are located inside substations, providing a secure method for disposal.

Visit the Medicine Disposal Locations Map on the Pain in the Drain website for locations near you.

Follow these seven steps if you are unable to bring your medication to a substation for disposal.

  1. Collect all expired or unused medications.
  2. Dump all solid medications into a sealable plastic bag.
  3. Add an absorbent product (kitty litter, coffee grounds, etc.).
  4. Add liquid medications.
  5. Seal or tape bag shut.
  6. Place sealed bag in trash.

“Proper Medication Disposal.” Southern Nevada Health District, Accessed 02 April 2019, www.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/Health-Topics/proper-medication-disposal/