What to Do with Used Sharps in Nebraska

Put used sharps in a strong, plastic container.

Put used sharps in a strong, plastic container.


Have a needle clipper? When the needle clipper is full, it can be disposed of according to your state or local regulations. More information can be found here.

Put the plastic container in the household trash-don't recycle!

Put the plastic container in the household trash - don't recycle!

If a trash collector is reluctant to collect a red sharps container, refer them to your state waste agency.

Sharps should never be thrown loosely into the trash or toilet.

Sharps that retract after use, or are very small, should be disposed of like all other sharps.

If you would like to bring your sealed container to a community sharps disposal program, there is a drop-off location in Omaha, which serves residents of Douglas County and Sarpy County.