National Diabetes Month
More than 37 million people in the U.S. have diabetes, and some use sharps to manage their condition. Learn how to dispose of household sharps during National Diabetes Month!
Safety is the point.
SafetyIsThePoint explains how to safely dispose of used household sharps, wherever people live, work or travel in the United States.
Needles. Syringes. Lancets. These are common types of household sharps, medical devices that puncture or cut skin. Household sharps are used in non-medical settings like homes or offices to manage conditions like diabetes, arthritis and others.
Safe Sharps Disposal
Household sharps that are not safely disposed may cause injury. In most areas, used household sharps can be placed in a strong, plastic container, sealed with duct tape and labeled DO NOT RECYCLE, and placed in the regular household trash. Click here for step-by-step disposal options or use the map below to find local disposal information.