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Sharps Disposal

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The City of Roanoke provides the following steps for disposal of “sharp” materials such as:


    Needles

    Syringes

    Lancets

    Other sharp objects

    Rigid Container: Use a container with a screw-on cap such as an empty laundry detergent bottle, bleach bottle, or 2-liter soda bottle. The bottles must be able to be marked with a warning label using a felt-tipped marking pen. Note that the heavier duty laundry detergent and bleach bottles are preferred to the soda bottle.


    Label/Warning: Place a large label with a warning on the container. CAUTION! SYRINGES - NEEDLES. DO NOT RECYCLE!


    Seal: After the container is full, seal the bottle with the original cap and wrap tape over the cap.


    Disposal: Dispose of the sealed, full container with your household trash. DO NOT place the container in the recycling bin.