Disposal of Household Needles and Sharps

Needles and other “sharps” generated from the home should NOT be placed in a recycling bin OR flushed down a toilet. Residents should place all sharps in a sturdy plastic container such as a laundry detergent bottle. When full, place the container or bottle containing the sharps into the GARBAGE can, NOT the recycle bin. Never place loose sharps or needles in a garbage bag.  Help keep our sanitation and recycling workers safe.

York Opioid Collaborative Safe Disposal of Sharps Medical Waste Flyer
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Dos and Don’ts of Safe Sharps Disposal – English

Eliminación segura de objetos punzocortantes – Español

Disposal of Used Needles and Other Sharps
Source: FDA

How to Manage Residential Medical Waste
Source: York County Solid Waste Authority