The Augusta Police Department has placed a sharps disposal container in the lobby of the police department. The lobby is convenient and accessible at all times. No questions will be asked.
Needle disposal is a public health and safety issue that is commonly overlooked. The problem is that there are limited options for safe disposal of needles which leads to dangerous situations for the public – including injury and the spread of infectious disease.
Many of these users are unaware of how to properly dispose of their needles, and simply throw their used needles in the trash, flush them down the toilet or throw them on the ground, posing a risk of injury or potential infection from diseases to anyone who encounters them.
Please take the time to use our drop box or review the links below for other safer options for disposal.
Please dispose of your sharps properly.
Proper Disposal of Household Sharps – Maine Center for disease Control
Safe Disposal of Household Medical Sharps – Maine Department of Environmental Protection