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Sharps Containers

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

 

What happens to used syringes post disposal into a sharps container?

Depends on your state regulations. My state (Utah) allows for disposal in the regular trash if the needles are in a puncture proof container with the lid securely trapped on (duct tape is recommended). Sharps containers from hospitals are usually sent to a medical waste disposal site where they're burned.