Household Hazardous Waste

Sharps Collection Program


Home-Generated Sharps Waste


"Home-generated Sharps waste" means all hypodermic needles, intravenous needles, lancets, and other devices that are used to penetrate the skin and are derived from a household. State law prohibits residents from disposing of home-generated Sharps waste in the trash or recycling barrels.

AVCO Disposal residential barrel serviced customers are eligible to participate in the Sharps Collection Program. Participating residents can pick up a Sharps container at AVCO Disposal at 17080 Stoddard Wells Road, Victorville, or have one delivered (limit 3 containers per customer/household per year).  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FLYER

Container Usage & Proper Disposal


  • Deposit used syringes, needles, and lancets into the red container (sharp end first.)
  • Do not overfill.
  • After container is 3/4 full, snap the cap firmly to close.
  • Return the 3/4 full container to the AVCO disposal collection bin located at 11600 Air Expressay, Adelanto. For more information please call 760-245-8607.
  • Do not place sharps container in trash or recycling barrels.