Free Sharps Disposal Containers ... Do Your Part To Protect Others

By MAYS Latest Reply 2010-09-08 20:38:52 -0500
Started 2010-09-06 16:25:41 -0500

Disposing of Lancets, Syringes and Needles, aka. Sharps, properly helps to protect other humans, animals and the environment.

Here are some links to obtain "Sharps Disposal Containers" FREE of CHARGE.

All you have to do is fill out the online request form, it's that simple.

State by state disposal regulations:

Do your part to help protect others by putting medical waste in it's place!
(Inspired by Harlen, "Thanks for the inspiration."

(*) Please Read Below!

For public safety reasons, Sharps containers filled with used needles, syringes, or autoinjectors require special disposal. State and local laws for disposing of needles vary from town to town.

Important: Do not recycle the Sharps container. Never put your Sharps container in the trash with other plastic recyclables (unless your local laws permit this). Never empty the contents of your Sharps container in order to reuse it.


17 replies

runthe 2010-09-08 20:30:46 -0500 Report

I take the Humira Injections every other week. I have a sharp container from them. I am only allowed to put my used humira pens into their container. You might want to be sured before you use thier container. I tried and was told no.

realsis77 2010-09-08 09:01:47 -0500 Report

Very good post!! I called the health department and they gave me a number for a program in my town that offers free sharps containers and disposal as long as the funding lasts! This is very important. To correctly dispose of needles! We must be responsible and properly dispose of our needles! Very impoetant post! I agree mays!

realsis77 2010-09-08 09:18:55 -0500 Report

Sorry I posted so many times I havd a problem with my computer please please forgive me !! Thanks! OOPS!

realsis77 2010-09-08 09:18:49 -0500 Report

The health department gives numbers out for FREE containers and FREE disposal no questions asked. Some of the links above you must be using embral or other products in order to get the containers. That can pose a problem for people like me who are using different insulin like humulin. I searched EVERYWHERE, finally I called my towns health department. I suggest others who are not using those products to do the same. When the containers full just bring it in to the place set by the health department and you continue to get another FREE container! Only problem is they told me the program is good as long as funding lasts. However this is another GREAT way to get a TOATLY FREE container for sharps! This is what I did! :) I just wanted to share This for the people who aren't using the particular products that offer the sharps.

jayabee52 2010-09-07 01:38:49 -0500 Report

Thanks for this Mays. I had ordered the sharps container once from the Enbrel folks but but then lost where to find the place to order another one. Thanks!

sc1boy 2010-09-06 22:02:02 -0500 Report

I do I put them in an old milk jug and the let the trash destroy them

MAYS 2010-09-06 22:09:30 -0500 Report

Do they have any local ordinances, or restrictions in your community for disposing of sharps (medical waste) ?
You may want to check this link to see what to do concerning this in your state.


runthe 2010-09-08 20:38:52 -0500 Report

Thanks Mays, I check my state regulation about disposing of my sharps and it stated the same thing my clinic told me to do. Dispose using a detergent bottle and then using duct tape and do not recycle written on it.

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