Summit 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. 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. The Sharps Program is also available through our Graham Road WIC office (739 Graham Road, Stow, Ohio 44224) as well. Their hours are also Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm. For more information about this program, please call 330-926-5600.