Frequently Asked Questions
Medical Needles, Syringes, Sharps, Etc.
Place sharp household objects in a rigid, strong plastic or metal container with a screw-on
or tightly secured cap, such as a laundry detergent bottle, or use a purchased Sharps container.
Reinforce the cap with heavy-duty tape. Mark clearly and noticeably on the outside of the
container “Do Not Recycle” and “Household Sharps”. Sharps include: medical needles,
knitting needles and knives, among other items.