Medical Waste Sharps Disposal

Last post 08-09-2015, 9:21 PM by georgenelson. 3 replies.
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  •  01-20-2011, 4:25 PM 4020

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  • Medical Waste Sharps Disposal

    Does anyone know the requirements for household sharps disposal in Connecticut?
  •  01-24-2011, 10:49 AM 4021 in reply to 4020

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  • Re: Medical Waste Sharps Disposal

    Place sharps in a rigid, strong plastic or metal container with a screw-on or tightly secured cap, such as laundry detergent bottles. You can also use a purchased Sharps Container. Reinforce the cap with heavy duty tape. Mark clearly and noticeably on the outside of the container “Do Not Recycle” and “Household Sharps”. Dispose of container with regular trash.

    This is what I found, very similar wording to most states.

  •  01-24-2011, 1:06 PM 4022 in reply to 4021

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  • Re: Medical Waste Sharps Disposal

    Here it is directly off the CT.gov website:

    Sharps used at home are not regulated as BMW. However, throwing them in the household trash or flushing them down the toilet presents serious risks for both you and others who may come in contact with such items. Improper disposal of sharps can lead to:

    • Needle-stick injuries that cause infection and spread disease;
    • Injuries to curious children, waste haulers, recycling workers, and animals; or
    • Needles washing up on our beaches and riverbanks.

    The DEP recommends checking with your supplier (i.e. your physician, local hospital, or pharmacy) to see if they are willing to accept properly packaged used sharps. Some companies even offer mail-back disposal services to their customers.

    To properly dispose of sharps:

    • Seal them in rigid, puncture-resistant containers that you can’t see through (i.e. bleach or detergent bottles, coffee cans, etc.);
    • Label the containers "Do Not Recycle;" and
    • Reinforce containers with heavy-duty tape before throwing them in your household trash.
  •  08-09-2015, 9:21 PM 4509 in reply to 4022

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  • Re: Medical Waste Sharps Disposal

    As I’m new to this forum community. Right now I’m looking for how to take out the Medical Waste Disposal.
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