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