Disposing of Medical Needles/Syringes

Disposing of Medical Needles/Syringes

For safety reasons, our garbage collection company requires medical needles/syringes etc., be placed in a heavy container that is also sealed at the top. They suggest an empty laundry detergent bottle, or a coffee can. Both of them must have lids that are taped shut. Please accept their direction on this matter. Otherwise, they will refuse to pick up trash at your home.

They said do not use water or milk jugs as these are not heavy enough to prevent a needle from poking through. If a worker gets poked by a needle they have to be off work for several months and have to make weekly trips to the doctor for medical evaluation.