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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