Proper way to dispose of Sharps

Improper disposal of sharps  (needles, syringes, lancets) poses a health risks from possible needle sticks and the potential to spread infectious diseases.

Sharps should not be placed in household waste, farm waste or in with your recyclables. A sharps container should always be used for the disposal of used syringes, lancets and other sharp objects and disposed in a designated sharps bin.

Glass jars or bottles, metal cans or pails, coffee cans, plastics bottles, jugs or tubs should never be used, only containers specifically designed for sharps are acceptable.