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. You can also purchase your own approved biohazard containers and bring them to our Customer Service locations for disposal. 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
|1 Gallon Container||$21.73 — includes disposal|
|2 Gallon Container||$27.12 — 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.
Using a biohazard container purchased elsewhere
|1 Gallon Container||$18.08 — disposal only|
|2 Gallon Container||$22.21 — disposal only|
|3-10 Gallon Container||$30.36 — disposal only|
If you choose to use an approved biohazard container that you have purchased elsewhere, the above cost is for disposal only.
Proper Collection and Disposal
Because medical waste is a biohazard, it’s important to follow strict collection guidelines.
- 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.
- Do not overfill the container. Everything must fit safely inside with nothing sticking out.
- 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.
Making sure medical waste is properly disposed of it critical for the safety of anyone who may come in contact with the biohazard box.
- When your sharps container is full, prepare it for disposal by securely closing the opening on top, then taping it shut.
- 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.
- You can bring your medical waste to our Downtown Office. Click here for hours and directions.
- Or to our Transfer Station at 8001 Table Rock Road in White City. Click here for hours and directions.
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.