Safe Sharps Disposal

Used needles, syringes, lancets, auto injectors and infusion sets must not be disposed of in garbage bags, blue bags or your green cart.

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Used sharps must be handled properly. Needles, syringes, lancets, auto injectors, infusion sets & connection needles/sets must be disposed of safely in a Safe Sharps Container available for free at any local pharmacy.

Used sharps containing medications may be disposed of in the sharps containers. There are no exclusions for medication type.

Please DO NOT do the following with sharps:


 DO NOT put used sharps in garbage bags.
 DO NOT put used sharps in blue bags.
 DO NOT put used sharps in green cart.
 DO NOT put used sharps in plastic bottles or jugs for disposal.
 DO NOT flush sharps down the toilet
 DO NOT try to remove, bend or recap needles used by another person.
 DO NOT put anything but sharps in the sharps containers.
 Sharps can seriously harm people who are handling these bags or sorting your recyclables.  Needle stick injuries from used sharps may cause infections or diseases. If you are stuck, seek immediate medical attention.

Please dispose of your Sharps safely. 

Here's how:
 Pick up a FREE Safe Sharps container at your local community pharmacy.
 Place your used sharps into the Safe Sharps container.
 When your container is full, return the sealed container to your community pharmacy.

Used Sharps Information Website 2021

 

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