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From Monroe, Washington, USA:

State law in Washington now prohibits disposing of "sharps" (needles, test strips, lancets, etc.) in the sanitary landfill. As a result we have moved from bleach bottles and used two liter pop bottles, but find "sharps" containers and disposal to be a hassle and expensive. Suggestions?


I have no other suggestion except to follow the legal rules in your area. The proper disposal of medical waste is an important public health issue.


[Editor's comment: Be sure to bring your concerns to the local Affiliate of the American Diabetes Association. WWQ]

Original posting 4 Apr 1999
Posted to Blood Tests and Insulin Injections


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