Where can I dispose of hypodermic syringes, needles, lancets, and sharps containers?

Posted: Tuesday, December 27, 2011

NJ’s “Safe Syringe Disposal Guide for Home Generated Medical Waste” can be found at: http://www.state.nj.us/health/eoh/phss/syringe.pdf. These items may be safely disposed of in municipal trash so long as they have been placed in rigid containers (e.g., empty laundry detergent or 20 liter soda bottle) that will protect people from needle sticks. Tightly secure the lid and label the container with a warning such as “syringes – do not recycle.”

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