Proper disposal of used sharps (pen needles, syringes, lancets) is very important to avoid accidental needle sticks.

Protect yourself and others from the risk of injury and infection by never throwing loose needles in the garbage or recycling bins.

One of the safest and easiest ways to properly dispose of used sharps is to use a sharps container. You can also use an empty re-sealable plastic household container. Once the container is full; seal the lid, label the container with SHARPS and dispose according to your local sanitation or health department, physician or pharmacist’s recommendation. Each state and county may have different regulations on disposing of medical waste so be sure to check with your local county.