Due to the pandemic, disposal sites may be temporarily closed or altered their hours. We recommend calling or visiting the program website.
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 cities and towns.
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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 New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services has issued the following guidelines for household-generated sharps: Household generated sharps may be disposed of with household trash, provided: 1. Sharps are enclosed inside a rigid, puncture-resistant container, such as a plastic bleach or laundry detergent bottle; 2. The screw-top of the container is securely taped closed with heavy-duty tape such as duct tape; 3. The container is labeled “Medical Sharps Container — Not for Recycling.” Printable labels are available on the DES website: Click Here To Open.