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Household "Sharps" (Needle) Disposal
Improperly disposing of sharps used at home can pose a public health risk. If not properly secured, discarded needles may expose your trash collection crew and other waste workers to potential needle stick injuries and potential infection.
There are two main routes for handling needles and syringes: return/exchange or disposal.
Specialized containers may be purchased that allow you to mail or drop off needles at designated private collection centers. For a list of companies that provide this service, contact the Coalition for Safe Community Needle Disposal at 800-643-1643 or online at
. Patients using sharps may also find assistance with exchange or disposal through their primary care physician and may want to ask their doctor’s office whether this service is offered.
Otherwise, in Frederick County, residents may place used needles and syringes inside a sturdy, rigid plastic container (not soft plastic, such as a milk jug, which might be punctured) with a narrow opening; good examples would include laundry detergent containers or bleach bottles. Mark the container "DO NOT RECYCLE". When it is full, tape the container securely shut and place it in your household trash for regular disposal.
*It is important to note that this disposal information pertains only to household medical items. By law, businesses have different medical waste disposal criteria.
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