Make Your Own Sharps Container


If the trash isn’t an option, consider a mail-back program. Special sharps containers can be sent through the mail for disposal; the shipping cost is included in their price.

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Putting Sharps Container Disposal in the trash is legal in some areas. To avoid putting sanitation workers and others at risk, if you take this route, be sure to place the container in the center of the bag, surrounded by other trash. That isn’t an option in other places. “They’ve been totally banned from the trash since 2008 in California,” says Sanborn.

If the trash isn’t an option, consider a mail-back program. Special sharps containers can be sent through the mail for disposal; the shipping cost is included in their price. A quart-sized mail-back container may cost $35, though buying in bulk gets you a steep discount. Directions for returning the sharps-filled container are included. For additional disposal methods, check with your local government, pharmacist, or doctor about drop-off locations. “Just having that conversation and building awareness is so important,” says Wagman. While you’re on the phone, ask about whether pickup services for home medical waste disposal are available in your area.

If everyone with diabetes followed safe practices for sharps disposal, fewer people would get hurt. Proper sharps disposal will only become more important as the number of people using injected medications increases. “There are more sharps being used than ever before,” says Wagman. “We want to make sure people understand it’s a big issue.”

Sharps Don’ts

Following these nine rules will help keep sanitation workers, children, yourself, and others safe from needle sticks.

Don’t throw loose sharps in the trash.

Don’t put sharps in recycling bins.

Don’t keep sharps containers where children can reach them.

Don’t flush sharps down the toilet.

Don’t use glass bottles, plastic water bottles, milk jugs or cartons, or soda cans as do-it-yourself sharps containers.

Don’t fill sharps containers past the fill line or two-thirds full, and don’t force needles inside.

Don’t wait. Put your sharps into the container immediately after use.

Don’t bend or break needles.

Don’t recap others’ needles; if you don’t have a sharps container, you may want to carefully recap your own needles. If you are ever eager to learn more about BRIGHT Plastic Sharp Container , or have other shipping-related questions, please feel free to contact us by click https://www.pet-food-container.com/product/sharp-container/

 

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