Sharps Disposal

image_sharps containerSummit County residents can participate in this program by bringing in full sharps containers for disposal to our Environmental Health division at the Fairway Center location (Building C, 1867 W. Market St., Akron, Ohio 44313 - behind Acme #1).  Residents can also purchase new empty sharps containers at this location.

For the purposes of this program, a "sharp" is any needle, lancet, or other tool used to inject medication or take a blood sample through the skin. SCPH can accept both used and unused sharps, including sharps that contain medication such as Epi-pens and needles with attached syringes.

There is a charge of $5.00 to dispose of full 1-gallon or smaller sharps containers and an additional charge of $5.00 to purchase a new 1-gallon sharps container. Credit cards are accepted only at our Fairway location. Residents may bring in sharps containers of any size for disposal; however, all sharps must be in approved, labeled sharps containers. No other type of container can be accepted.

The Environmental Health division is open from 8:00am to 4:00pm Monday through Friday. For more information about sharps disposal, please call 330-926-5600.

The Sharps Program is also available through our Graham Road WIC office (739 Graham Road, Stow, Ohio 44224). Their usual hours are 10:ooam-6:30pm Monday and 8:00am to 4:00pm Tuesday through Friday.  **Please note: This location can only accept cash in small bills. Exact change is preferred .  Also, the office closes for all federal holidays and for a monthly staff meeting (on a Friday). Please call 330-926-5726 to make sure the office will be open when you'd like to stop by.