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Pharmaceutical & Sharps Disposal

The Boone County Solid Waste Management District and the Boone County Health Department recommend using a professional sharps container for storage of used needles/syringes before their ultimate disposal.

These containers are available FREE OF CHARGE to Boone County residents. You may pick up a container from the Health Department located at 116 West Washington Street, Room B-201, Lebanon.  Once the container is full, return it to the Health Department where appropriate disposal will be accomplished at no charge to you. Obtain another free container for your use.

This program is a convenient way to insure that there are no accidental sticks of persons coming into contact with needles during the collection and disposal of trash.

Pharmaceutical Collection Program:

Boone County residents can utilize 3 free Medicine Collection bins.  They are in the lobby of the Boone County Jail located at 1905 Indianapolis Ave in Lebanon, IN and Zionsville Police Department located at 1075 Parkway Dr. in Zionsville, IN. These are open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.  The third location is at the Whitestown Police Department located at 6210 South 700 East during normal business hours.

Acceptable Items include: Unused or expired prescription mediciations (controlled & non-controlled), pills, liquids, patches, over the counter medications, vitamins & supplements and pet medications.

Unacceptable Items: Institutional or Business, Industrial Waste, Needles/Syringes/Sharps, Bloody or Infectious Wastes and Thermometers.

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Mon-Fri  8am-4pm


Boone County Office Building

116 W. Washington St., Suite B202

Lebanon, IN 46052


Abby Messenger

Environmental Health Director

Phone: 765-483-4458

Fax: 765-483-4450

[email protected]

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