Does your household use medical sharps for a family member’s health condition? If so, don’t throw them in the garbage. Improper disposal could put household members, pets, housekeepers, janitors and municipal workers at risk of being harmed by needle stick injuries. Instead, take them to a pharmacy that participates in HPSA’s free take-back programs. By doing this, you ensure the proper collection and disposal of these items.


  • Needles
  • Syringes
  • Infusion sets
  • Lancets
  • Pen tips
  • Pre-filled syringes, cartridges
  • Auto-injector
HPSA operates Sharps Return Program in ON, MB and PEI


  • Glucose meters
  • IV bags
  • Cotton swabs
  • Rapid tests

How Consumers Can Return
Used Medical Sharps

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      For Ontario residents: Due to supply chain issues, sharps container shortages might be encountered at your local participating pharmacies. Sharps containers are available for purchase at retailers.