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Medical Waste

If you or someone you care for requires the use of sharps, hypodermic needles, vials, gloves or other items that come in contact with blood, these items can not be placed in the regular trash. Instead, they must be safely handled and disposed of as medical waste.

Medical Waste at a Glance

  • Safe Disposal for Sharps and Other Medical Waste
  • Requires Approved Biohazard Container
  • Two Convenient Pick Up/Drop-Off Locations

Purchase a Rogue Disposal & Recycling biohazard container at either of our Customer Service locations. Fill the container at home. Then when it’s full, return it to either of our Customer Service locations, purchase another empty container and you’re on your way. It’s a simple and crucial way to help protect our community public health. Options for medical waste pickup at your home are also available.

Using a biohazard container from Rogue

Container Size Cost
1 Gallon Container $21.16 — includes disposal
2 Gallon Container $26.41 — includes disposal

Residential medical waste service from Rogue Disposal & Recycling includes a special biohazard container and disposal of that container. Container and disposal costs must be paid at the time of purchase.

User Guide

Proper Collection and Disposal

Because medical waste is a biohazard, it’s important to follow strict collection guidelines.

  1. Sharps must be stored and collected in leak-proof, rigid, puncture-resistant red plastic containers and have the word “biohazard” or the international symbol for biohazard clearly visible.
  2. Do not overfill the container. Everything must fit safely inside with nothing sticking out.
  3. Approved biohazard containers are available as part of our full-service medical waste program. Or you can provide your own biohazard container, as long as it meets all of the above requirements.

Disposal Information

Making sure medical waste is properly disposed of it critical for the safety of anyone who may come in contact with the biohazard box.

  1. When your sharps container is full, prepare it for disposal by securely closing the opening on top, then taping it shut.
  2. Do NOT place the filled container in your trash can or beside the trash can. Keep it in a safe place at your residence until it’s ready for disposal.

Disposal Options

Drop-off Locations
  1. You can bring your medical waste to our Downtown Office. Click here for hours and directions.
  2. Or to our Transfer Station at 8001 Table Rock Road in White City. Click here for hours and directions.
Home Pickup

If you are unable to bring your full and properly sealed biohazard boxes to one of our drop-off locations, you can call 541.779.4161 to schedule a medical waste pickup. Medical waste is picked up on Tuesdays only, and you must schedule your pickup at least one full business day in advance. Please note that there is a $5 fee for this service.

Residential Medical Waste FAQs

Do I have to use a biohazard container I purchase from Rogue? What are the requirements for an acceptable container?

Do I have to use a biohazard container I purchase from Rogue? What are the requirements for an acceptable container?

Acceptable containers must be leak-proof, rigid, puncture-resistant and red, with the word “biohazard” or the international symbol for biohazard clearly visible. You can buy a biohazard container from us or use one of your own as long as it meets all the requirements.

Do I need to sign up for medical waste service?

Do I need to sign up for medical waste service?

No. You can bring your medical waste to our Customer Service Office located at One West Main Street, Suite 401, in downtown Medford, or to our Transfer Station at 8001 Table Rock Road in White City.

Do I need to sterilize my sharps before disposing them?

Do I need to sterilize my sharps before disposing them?

No. Just store them in a leak-proof, rigid, puncture-resistant red plastic container that has the word “biohazard” or the international symbol for biohazard clearly visible. You can buy a biohazard container from us or use one of your own as long as it meets all the requirements.

I have some old prescription medications I’d like to get rid of. What is the best and safest way to do that?

I have some old prescription medications I’d like to get rid of. What is the best and safest way to do that?

In Medford, you can drop off old or unused prescription medications at the Medford Police Department, located at 411 West 8th Street. You’ll find a specially marked drop-box in the lobby, accessible Monday through Friday from 6 am to 10 pm.

In White City, you can drop off old or unused prescription medications at the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, located at 3131 Avenue C. The office is open seven days a week from 9 am to 4 pm.

In Central Point, you can drop off old or unused prescription medications at the Central Point Police Department, located at 155 South 2nd Street. The drop-box in the lobby is accessible 24/7. You can also drop off medications with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, located at 5179 Crater Lake Highway. Their drop-box is also available 24/7.

In addition, twice each year, the Medford Police Department hosts a drug take-back event where you can safely dispose of your unwanted, unused or outdated prescription medications. The event takes place in the City Hall parking lot. Get details here.

What can I drop-off at your downtown office location?

What can I drop-off at your downtown office location?

You can drop off personal shred bags or personal medical waste biohazard boxes any time during normal business hours. You can also make a payment and have your questions answered.

When you talk about medical waste, what are “sharps”?

When you talk about medical waste, what are “sharps”?

Sharps include needles, syringes, scalpels, slides, cover slips, pipettes and blood tubes.

Where is your downtown office location?

Where is your downtown office location?

You’ll find our Customer Service Office located at One West Main Street, Suite 401, in downtown Medford. The entrance to the building is accessible off Main Street, through the glass double doors under the awning. Once inside, take the elevator to the fourth floor and there we are!

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