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 are drop-off locations in several counties.
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Please note that SafeNeedleDisposal.org is not affiliated with these facilities or programs. Contact the individual facility to confirm hours of operation and requirements.
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The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has issued the following guidelines for household-generated sharps:
1. Use a sturdy plastic container with a screw-on lid, like an empty laundry detergent bottle. Do not store sharps in glass bottles, aluminum cans, coffee cans, milk jugs, or plastic water or soda bottles, since these can break or be punctured.
2. Clearly label it “Do not recycle: Household sharps”
3. If you cannot get to a household sharps collection site, you may legally place your labeled, closed, sharps container into your normal trash.