The Anne Arundel County Department of Health has placed sharps disposal boxes for public use at the county police department’s district stations and its headquarters. County residents can discard lancets, needles, syringes and other home health care sharps at any time daily at the following four district stations: Eastern District, 204 Pasadena Road, Pasadena; Northern District, 939 Hammonds Lane, Baltimore; Southern District, 35 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater; and the Western District, 8273 Telegraph Road, Odenton. A drop-off box is also available from 8:00am to 4:00pm on weekdays, except holidays, at the Anne Arundel County Police Headquarters, located at 8495 Veterans Highway in Millersville.
The goal of the sharps disposal program, a partnership between the Department of Health and Anne Arundel County Police Department, is to provide safe drop-off locations for individuals and families who may administer injectable home medications, including insulin. The boxes are not intended for business use. By providing this safe disposal option, the county helps to reduce the risk of medical waste contamination and promotes a cleaner, safer community environment.
For more information about the sharps drop-off boxes and preparing items for disposal, call 410-222-7095.