DMASWA MEDICAL SHARPS ACCEPTANCE POLICY
Medical use sharps most commonly found in homes are needles and syringes used for the treatment of diabetes and other diseases. They are now accepted without charge from Dubuque and Delaware county residents if delivered inside a certified “Biohazard” sharps container or a labeled, rigid, puncture-resistant bottle with a secured cap. It is preferred that a DMASWA “Sharps” label be on the bottle. If sharps are delivered in non-compliant containers, a proper sharps container will be provided and a fee charged for it. The sharps will subsequently be shipped to a medical waste incinerator near Mason City. The DMASWA Household Hazardous Materials Facility is located at the DMASWA Landfill on the north side of U.S. Highway 20 on Dubuque’s west side. It is open from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. No appointments are necessary. For more information, call the DMASWA Landfill at 563-557-8220 or the DMASWA Education Office at 563-588-7933.
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