Sharps Disposal

The Sharps Disposal Program is made possible with support from Le Sueur County Environmental Services, Le Sueur County Public Health, and Tri County Solid Waste.

Importance

It is important to manage and dispose of needles, lancets, and syringes (sharps) safely to prevent injury and disease transmission from needle-sticks. Never leave needles or syringes on streets, in parks, or anywhere else where someone could get injured.

How to Dispose of Sharps

Collect needles/sharps in a hard sided container with a closure and take them to any of the following addresses:

  • Le Sueur County Public Health
    88 S Park Avenue
    Le Center, MN 56057
  • Corner Drug Store
    204 Valley Green Square
    Le Sueur, MN 56058
  • Herrmann Thrifty White
    201 S 1st Street
    Montgomery, MN 56069

Containers

Some examples of appropriate containers listed below:

  • Coffee Can with Lid
  • Laundry Detergent Bottle with a Screw on Top
  • Milk Jug with a Cap
  • Store Bought Sharps Disposal Container

Cost

It is free to dispose of sharps. There are no fees in doing so.

Questions & Concerns

For more information, contact Le Sueur County Public Health at 507-357-8246.