Needle Collection Program
The SHARPS Program is a FREE service for residents of LaPorte County, Indiana to collect and dispose of needles which otherwise would be placed in the trash. The La Porte County Solid Waste District operates a mobile unit which changes location throughout LaPorte County.
Why not throw my used SHARPS in the trash?
Needles can be infectious waste material that could contaminate sanitary employees, landfill workers, or children who may take them from the trash. Let's do our part and dispose of them correctly!
Is this program Confidential?
Yes! You will be asked to sign in as we do all residents who bring in household hazardous waste. However, this is voluntary.
How do I dispose on my SHARPS?
Bring your SHARPS in a sealed container to the collection site. Our trained technician will accept and dispose of all SHARPS. We will then give you a FREE SHARPS container to take home with you. All residents of LaPorte County can use our FREE program. SHARPS are accepted during our scheduled Household Hazardous Waste Collection dates.
This program is funded entirely by your Solid Waste District.
This program is for households only and is NOT open to businesses.