[Pharmwaste] Sharps

Jon Tulman tulmanj at ewashtenaw.org
Wed Aug 3 10:48:03 EDT 2016

I administered two county recycling programs in Wisconsin from 1994 - 2014.

In St. Croix County, there are nine locations to safely dispose of sharps.  All but one are located at medical facilities; the exception is a grocery store pharmacy.  SCC is the 19th largest county by population in the state out of 72 counties.

There are five locations in Eau Claire County (15th largest).  Four of these are at medical facilities; only one is at a local retail pharmacy.

In Washtenaw County MI (Ann Arbor) where I currently work, sharps are accepted at 7 locations.  One is the county's permanent hazardous waste collection facility.  The other six are comprised of two medical facilities and four private pharmacies - all of these businesses are locally owned.

Jon Tulman
Washtenaw County Solid Waste Specialist
705 N. Zeeb Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48107

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From: Pharmwaste [mailto:pharmwaste-bounces at lists.dep.state.fl.us] On Behalf Of Miller, Christine M.
Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2016 10:22 AM
To: Volkman, Jennifer (MPCA); Pharmwaste list serve
Subject: Re: [Pharmwaste] Sharps

Where did you hear or see that most retail pharmacies in WI collect sharps?

It has been my experience that most do not, with the exception of Brown County, who has a very robust sharps collection program with their pharmacies.

Christine Miller
Recycling Coordinator
Outagamie County Recycling & Solid Waste
1419 Holland Rd Appleton, WI 54911
(920) 968-5721
www.RecycleMoreOutagamie.org <http://www.recyclemoreoutagamie.org/>
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From: Pharmwaste [mailto:pharmwaste-bounces at lists.dep.state.fl.us] On Behalf Of Volkman, Jennifer (MPCA)
Sent: Monday, August 01, 2016 3:17 PM
To: Pharmwaste list serve
Subject: [Pharmwaste] Sharps

Sorry, this is a bit off topic. I am looking for contacts in Wisconsin or the Dakota's who can tell me why nearly all of your retail pharmacies collect sharps. Most all of ours do not. Given we're pretty well set up for pharm collection and are growing in that area, I need to move into this area. I did some zip code searches in MN and the east and west codes all pick up sites in WI or the Dakota's!

Thank you,
Jennifer Volkman
HHW Program Coordinator
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