Up until now, there have been few safe disposal options for the 8 million Americans who self-inject a variety of prescription medications. Improperly discarded hypodermic needles, lancets and other “sharps” have the potential to cause serious injury to family members, and create health and safety hazards for the community. Used sharps must be handled with care. The Sharps Disposal by Mail® system is a cost-effective solution for Waste Management customers that supplies you with a sharps container and a government-approved, postage pre-paid mail-back box to return the sharps to a proper disposal facility.
Ask your pharmacist to order BD product number #323488 (1.4 quart size holds 90-100 insulin syringes). Or, simply call our toll-free number, (877) WASTE MD (927-8363), to have a Sharps Disposal by Mail® container sent directly to your home. Available sizes range from 1 quart to 3 gallons. It’s safe, confidential and convenient.