Sharps Disposal by Mail encourages the proper disposal of hazardous and dangerous materials.

Cathedral City uses a detailed public outreach plan, which includes sending out postcards (in English and Spanish) that announce upcoming recycling events and seminars. All promotional materials include a contact number for questions, a direct line to the ECD Manager, and the City also provides more information on their website and at City Hall.

In 2005, Cathedral City was the first city in the nation to offer a free and confidential ‘Sharps Disposal by Mail’ that allows patients to safely dispose of hypodermic needles, thus diverting hazardous and dangerous materials from the waste stream. Sharps disposal by mail diverts needles from landfills and sends them to a facility for proper disposal.  The ECD staff is constantly looking for new ways to improve the overall quality of life in Cathedral City. 

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