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Disposal of Sharps

All used pen needles, syringes and lancets ("sharps") need to be disposed of properly. They should not be thrown into the regular trash but placed in a puncture-proof container such as:

  • A heavy plastic laundry detergent bottle
  • A coffee can
  • An actual sharps container purchased at a pharmacy

When the container is 3/4 full, it should be sealed before disposal.

If you take your trash to a central collection area, you should check with them first about disposal. Sharps containers can also be turned in at the central information desk at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

If you have any questions, please contact your health care provider.

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