free sharps containers

realsis77
By realsis77 Latest Reply 2011-03-04 22:47:21 -0600
Started 2011-03-04 11:42:06 -0600

I found out my city has a program where they give out free large sharps containers ! When there full they dispose of them for you and give you another fee one! They don't advertise these programs. I found out about it by calling our local Health Department! I know now that many cities offer this same program. Just call your local health department and ask! Its a wonderful service. The container is very large and holds many needles! I've had mine for six months now and its still not full and I inject daily ! Its like the kind you see at the doctors offices. I just drive through and they pick up the full container and replace it with a new one! I just wanted to share this with everyone because you never know unless you call! Most cities offer this service. Your local health department will give you the number and address of where to go! I'm really glad I called! Now I have free sharps containers and disposial at no cost to me! Check it out and see if your city offers this program! Call today.


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jayabee52
jayabee52 2011-03-04 13:45:55 -0600 Report

When living in Hayward (Alemeda County) CA, the hazardous waste facility would take full sharps containers, but they did not offer empty ones.

I need to do some research as to what the policy re sharps in Las Vegas is.

realsis77
realsis77 2011-03-04 14:17:47 -0600 Report

Yes its a great program! I live in a small town is california about 45 minutes from LA and they even have the program! I asked and its a Government funded program for any and all who use needles! It keeps dirty needles off the street and helps keep things safer! I really am glad I found the program! Its through Special Waste Management. Its actually a drive through ! Just hand them your full container and they give you another for free! Its really great! Id of never known about it if I hadn't called the health department and asked! So call its worth it!

jayabee52
jayabee52 2011-03-04 15:12:15 -0600 Report

Yes, I know Bakersfield. (besides, Baker is my last name, so it stands out for me). I initially met "Jem" who would become my beloved bride there (it was about halfway between LV and Hayward) and passed through several times going to and from Hayward.

I will call the health Dept. here in LV, but often they don't have the same programs here in NV that they do in CA.

realsis77
realsis77 2011-03-04 16:08:23 -0600 Report

Wow you met your wife here! What a small world! We have about the same HOT weather don't we! .:) yes cal does have different programs but its worth a call! That's amazing to me you know where bakersfield is! Ha! You take care and God bless!

jayabee52
jayabee52 2011-03-04 16:52:43 -0600 Report

Yes, we arranged to meet there kind of half way between us. And to tell the truth, I think she didn't want me to come up there just yet since she had been "burned" before. Wanted to make sure I was not some kind of axe murderer, LoL! Since she was blind she had to find someone to drive her there, so she had a chaperone (her mom didn't drive). But when we got there we had a wonderful 2 days. We went to the Crystal palace one night and danced there.

By the time we had to part, neither of us wanted to go. It was May 28 2008 when we first met in B-field. (Of course we each were pretty far gone with one another before we met in the real world).

I might have reason to pass through there from time to time. Would you feel comfortable meeting me there sometime. I will email you through DC and let you know as soon as I can, and we can exchange ph #s and other contact info. If you feel comfortable. If not I'll just pass on through!

BTW, any word on your new house? Am continuing my prayers for success on that.

Blessings!

James

realsis77
realsis77 2011-03-04 18:26:37 -0600 Report

Thank you. Sure sometime when you pass through id be happy to meet you! Let me get settled firt it won't be long hopefully! My life is in an up roar right now with having to move and nothings for sure! I am in escrow now and my prayer is the appraisal will come in to meet the loan amount so we don't have more problems to deal with.! So after the move id Use be happy to meet you! Just send me a privite note and id give you my number before you come. Like I said in this next month I'm packing and if this escrow doesn't work out I would have to find a rental! So everything screwey right now as you imagine. But we will talk soon so keep us in your prayers

jayabee52
jayabee52 2011-03-04 22:47:21 -0600 Report

I most certainly know. For me, at least, "move" is a 4 letter word! LoL!

I will most keep you and yours in my prayers.

realsis77
realsis77 2011-03-04 18:26:27 -0600 Report

Thank you. Sure sometime when you pass through id be happy to meet you! Let me get settled firt it won't be long hopefully! My life is in an up roar right now with having to move and nothings for sure! I am in escrow now and my prayer is the appraisal will come in to meet the loan amount so we don't have more problems to deal with.! So after the move id Use be happy to meet you! Just send me a privite note and id give you my number before you come. Like I said in this next month I'm packing and if this escrow doesn't work out I would have to find a rental! So everything screwey right now as you imagine. But we will talk soon so keep us in your prayers

realsis77
realsis77 2011-03-04 18:26:20 -0600 Report

Thank you. Sure sometime when you pass through id be happy to meet you! Let me get settled firt it won't be long hopefully! My life is in an up roar right now with having to move and nothings for sure! I am in escrow now and my prayer is the appraisal will come in to meet the loan amount so we don't have more problems to deal with.! So after the move id Use be happy to meet you! Just send me a privite note and id give you my number before you come. Like I said in this next month I'm packing and if this escrow doesn't work out I would have to find a rental! So everything screwey right now as you imagine. But we will talk soon so keep us in your prayers

whitetigress
whitetigress 2011-03-04 14:17:16 -0600 Report

My pharmacy gives them to people who need them. There is an expectation that when you are finished with the full container you will bring it back so they can dispose of it properly. They give an empty one in return. Even though my pharmacy knew I order diabetic meds, I still had to ask for the sharps container. You might want to call your pharmacy and they will also be able to tell you what the policy is re sharps. :)

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