Sharp Solutions

Client:   Ecology Action of Santa Cruz, subcontractor to the County of Santa Cruz, with the Cities of Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley, Watsonville, and Capitola.  Grant from the California Integrated Waste Management Board.

Scope:   Developed collection and disposal program for household pharmaceuticals and used sharps.  Coordinated logistics, advertising, stakeholder relationships, and legal elements.

Period:   2007 to Present


Environmental Innovations has established thirty free sites around the County of Santa Cruz for the collection and disposal of household medicines and sharps, and conducted extensive advertising and promotion of the issue and sites. The program reduces the adverse effects on humans and aquatic organisms of improperly disposed pharmaceutical and sharps waste.