State Specifics for Connecticut

The Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection recommends checking with your supplier (i.e. your physician, local hospital, or pharmacy) to see if they are willing to accept properly packaged used sharps. Some companies even offer mail-back disposal services to their customers. To properly dispose of sharps: 1. Seal them in rigid, puncture-resistant containers that you can\'t see through (i.e. bleach or detergent bottles, coffee cans, etc.); 2. Label the containers "Do Not Recycle;" and 3. Reinforce containers with heavy-duty tape before throwing them in your household trash. DO NOT: Throw loose needles in the trash; Flush needles down the toilet; Place needles in soda bottles, cans, or glass containers; or put sharps containers in the recycling bin. The Connecticut DEEP has issued the following guidelines for household-generated sharps: Click Here to Open