Needle Disposals

Ellis County Health Department will accept used and unused needles/"sharps" from individuals and businesses, as long as they are in the proper type of containers, such as:

  • Designated Hazard bins
  • Plastic milk bottles with screw top lid
  • Plastic laundry detergent bottles with screw top lid
  • Coffee container if lid is taped down
  • Any other hard plastic bottle as long as the lid is taped down or screwed on.

*Businesses will be charged $2.00 per pound.

**We WILL NOT accept bottles with TAPE as a lid**

*We CANNOT accept medications*
Please take these to Walgreens or the Sheriff's Office.

Sharps container