If you treat conditions such as diabetes, arthritis or cancer at home and need to dispose of used needles, the District offers a convenient and no cost sharps disposal option.
Our Needles Drop Box is available around-the-clock providing for the safe, secure, and environmentally-responsible collection and disposal of needles, syringes, and lancets.
By providing this service the Moraga-Orinda Fire District, the City of Orinda, the Town of Moraga, Allied Waste Services and Central Contra Costa Solid Waste Authority hope to reduce the risk of needle sticks in our community. Improper disposal of used or unwanted needles can cause a serious injury and pose significant health risks.
Waste workers are exposed to potential needle stick injuries and potential infection when inappropriate containers break open inside garbage trucks or sharps become exposed when sent to recycling facilities. Used needles can also cause painful infections and transmit serious diseases, such as HIV and hepatitis.
The drop box is located in front of Station 41 at 1284 Moraga Way in Moraga.