Safe Sharps Program
The Buena Vista County Public Health and Home Care is aware that the community has a health needs requiring the use of sharps, i.e. syringes and needles. For agency staff and public safety, sharps in unapproved containers will not be accepted.
Buena Vista County Public Health and Home Care will follow OSHA Standards.
The public can pick up a sharps container for a minimum charge from Public Health office and return it to Public Health office when the container is ready to be disposed of at no additional charge
Only sharps in containers purchased from the agency will be handled by agency staff.
Staff will not deliver or pick up sharp containers at homes, unless that person is a client participating in an agency program.
Instructions regarding proper closure of sharp container will accompany each container.
A contact list of who picked up containers will be maintained.
2 gallon container $10.00
1 gallon container $ 5.00
If you have any questions, please give our agency a call at 712-749-2548. Our office hours are Monday- Friday 8am – 4:30 pm.