Like "Red you don't need a prescription to buy a sharps container. I have seen them on line. I was in a store and saw them. It was either Wal-Mart, Walgreens or can't remember which one. It was about $9.00. I use an empty coffee can. I cut a hole in the top a little larger than the lancet and taped the piece I cut out to the inside of the lid. When the can is full, I simply stick the cut out back in place with Duct Tape and toss it in the trash. I put the test strip and the lancet in the can. I also rinse off the lancet. I decorate the can with pretty wrapping paper so it doesn't look out of place in the bed room or bathroom. "