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.
At this time, SafeNeedleDisposal.org knows of no known community-sponsored sharps disposal programs in the state of South Carolina.
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The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control has issued the following guidelines for household-generated sharps: Many residents have medical conditions that require self-injections at home. Because of issues regarding safety and the spread of disease, the disposal of home-generated needles, syringes and lancets (or “sharps”) has caused some concern among families and trash collection services as well as landfill and recycling staff. Responding to this growing concern, DHEC has developed the “Get the Point” program, a safe, simple and convenient way to dispose of sharps. Home-generated sharps should be disposed of in an empty bleach or detergent bottle. First, place the free, warning sticker on the bottle and place the needles inside the bottle. Once the bottle is about 3/4 full, the cap should be tightly secured. Then discard the bottle in the household trash.
VERY IMPORTANT: Always remember to place the warning sticker on bottles! For FREE stickers, call 1-800-285-5257. To view and print a copy of the sticker, go to the following website: Click Here to Open