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 Davis County, Salt Lake County, Summit County and Utah County.
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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 Utah Department of Environmental Quality has issued the following guidelines for household-generated sharps: Infectious waste generated by home health care activities is not regulated by state rules. Local health departments may have rules that differ from the state rules. Please contact the local health department in your area for specific rules. However, the following procedures should be followed to minimize the potential risk from exposure to infectious waste: isolate sharps in leak-proof, rigid, puncture-resistant containers such as a plastic soft drink bottle, a plastic milk bottle, or a sharps container commercially available. When the container is full of sharps, the lid should be tightly secured and taped on. The sharps container may then be placed in the regular household waste container for curbside collection.