Every year millions of people throughout the country use billions of needles, syringes, and lancets – also called sharps – to manage medical conditions at home. Finding ways to safely dispose of used medical sharps is an important public health priority. Those who use sharps must be aware of proper disposal methods to avoid haphazard disposal habits and accidental exposure to used sharps.
Single family dwelling can request to receive one “kit” at no cost each Calendar Year. Each kit is preaddressed for delivery and processing. Used sharps are placed in a special container which is mailed (in accordance with U.S. Postal Service requirements) to a collection site for proper disposal. Additional kits and refills can be requested for an additional fee.
For additional information please call 1-800-423-9986.