Dental amalgam and anesthetic carpules

It is illegal to dispose of home-generated syringes/needles in the garbage. This includes needles, syringes and lancets used for the care of people and animals.

Materials can be disposed of through mail-back programs or at the Household Toxics Facility. Materials must be transported in approved containers.

Hours listed on this page may change without notice.

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Business Hazardous Waste Collection at the HHW Facility

500 Mecham Rd
Petaluma, CA 94952

NotesAppointment required. Accepts up to 27 gallons of liquid or 220 pounds of solid material.

Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Inc.

4101 Industrial Way
Benicia, CA 95403

NotesPickup and fee: call for quote.


70050 Naples Street NE
Blaine, MN 55449

NotesMail-back and fee: dental amalgam, separator filters and lead foil. Check web site for instructions. This program is operated by Waste Management.


5750 Commerce Blvd
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

NotesDrop-off, pickup and fee: call for quote.

Stericycle, Inc.

Santa Rosa, CA

NotesMail-back and fee: dental amalgam. Check web site for instructions.

Veolia Environmental Services

NotesPickup and fee: call for quote.

Waste Wise (Mail-Back Program)

NotesMail back program

WCM - (Waste & Compliance Management, Inc.)

NotesMail-back program, see website for details.