PALMDALE – The second annual “Sharps & Pharmaceutical Waste Round-Up” for seniors today netted 170 gallons of sharps and pharmaceutical waste.
The event, which took place at Legacy Commons for Active Seniors in Palmdale, was designed to help seniors properly and safely dispose of their used needles (sharps) and pharmaceutical waste, such as pills, prescription medications, liquid medicines and syrups, diagnostic agents, veterinary medications, nutritional supplements, and creams and ointments.
Participants received free, reusable shopping bags and additional information regarding proper disposal of household hazardous waste and medical waste.
Since Sept. 1, 2008, California state law has prohibited the disposal of home-generated sharps waste in the trash, recycling, green waste, or large commercial dumpsters.
For more information about sharps and pharmaceutical waste, contact Waste Management at 661-947-7197.