Needles and Syringes
The State of Vermont provides information on safe needle disposal on their website: http://www.healthvermont.gov/response/safe-needle-disposal-vermont
Find inforamation about safe disposal of sharps here:https://dec.vermont.gov/content/safe-disposal-sharps
To dispose of syringes safely ask your physician if he or she will take back used syringes for disposal. Also ask your pharmacy if they participate in a needle return program. If neither your physician nor your pharmacy provides a collection system for you, follow these suggestions:
To be safe and legal, dispose of home-generated sharps, needles, and syringes in this manner:
- Place sharps in an empty, rigid plastic container, such as a laundry detergent bottle.
- Tape the bottle’s cap shut with strong tape.
- Firmly attach a “Do Not Recycle” label to the bottle. Please see the sample label.
- Dispose of bottle in the trash.