There are several locations in Northeast Wisconsin that provide residents with the ability to drop off their used or unwanted medical sharps. For the full list of registered collection locations, please go to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR's) website. Please contact the collection location prior to dropping off your sharps to find out if there are any residency restrictions or criteria you need to follow prior to your arrival. Contact information is provided on the DNR's list of registered collection facilities.
Drop-Off Location in Calumet County
There is currently one active drop off location in Calumet County for medical sharps, but residents do have the option of using out of county collection locations for their sharps disposal. Contact Bonnie Kolbe, RN, BSN, CHPN, Calumet County Health Division Manager/ Health Officer at 920-849-1432 for more information.
Calumet County residents may bring their full sharps containers to the public health office in the courthouse during regular business hours. Upon dropping off your full sharps container, you will receive an empty sharps container in return. All disposal services are free of charge to residents.
Calumet County Courthouse - Public Health Office
206 Court Street
Chilton, WI 53014
Sharps are to be put into rigid puncture-resistant containers with secure lids or caps. Additional instructions are as follows:
- Containers are for hazardous sharps only.
- Please return the container when it is 3/4 full.
- Do not attempt to open the container.
- Store the container out of sight and reach of children.
- Close and lock the lid completely when returning container.
- Return the container in a plastic bag during courthouse hours.
Another option to dispose of sharps is to take advantage of the numerous mail-back programs that are available throughout the United States. Most programs will mail you a box with an approved sharps container inside. Once the container arrives, you simply fill it with sharps and mail the box back to the company. Pricing, container sizes, and services will vary greatly with these programs. It is important to research which company will meet your needs at an affordable price.