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People in Texas may dispose of used household sharps in the household trash.

Step 1


Place them in a strong, plastic container, like a laundry detergent or bleach bottle.

Step 2


When the container is 75% full, seal it tightly with duct tape 
and label 
it “DO NOT 

Step 3


Place the container in the regular household trash.


  • Never flush sharps down the toilet.
  • Do not throw used sharps in recycling.
  • Do not throw loose needles and sharps in the household trash before they are placed in a strong, plastic container.