Residential needles, syringes and lancets are now accepted at both Ramsey County's mobile and year-round household hazardous waste collection sites. Transport them in an empty laundry detergent bottle or other closed container with a screw on lid and label the container "needles". You will be asked to place the container in the collection bin yourself. If you have syringes or EpiPens with liquid, bring them to a Ramsey County medicine collection drop-off.
This information is posted on Ramsey County's website: https://www.ramseycounty.us/residents/recycling-waste/household-hazardous-waste (under Accepted Items)
String lights that don’t work? Containers with used oil and filters? Leftover paints and stains? Bring these and other unwanted chemicals to our FREE household hazardous waste collection at 5 Empire Dr., St. Paul. Winter hours are Fridays 11a to 6p and Saturdays 9a to 4p.
Betsy Leach is the Executive Director of the District 1 Community Council. Volunteers and other community members may also contribute posts on occasion.