Like "Leslie You can ask the Dr to put your needles (sharps) in a sharps container in the office. I did it that way for a number of years. If your facility does not let you do it, then go to Google and query "sharps disposal in (city or county & state)" Follow the directions there. It used to be that one could put them in a 1 lb coffee can and then when the can was full, fill it with plaster of paris and drop them into the trash pick up bin. But in CA where I lived for a while, that was eventually not good enough and we had to go to hard plastic red sharps containers. check out this discussion on the subject here ~ http://www.diabeticconnect.com/discussions/8106-free-sharps-disposal-containers-do-your-part-to-protect-others James"