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Old 06-07-2007, 05:23 PM
Location: Dallas
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Originally Posted by gulf5driver View Post
How about asking at a Walgreens or CVS pharmacy? They might be able to point you in the right direction. It does seem strange that this info is not readily available.
We did check with our CVS when this started but it just dawned on me that we haven't asked anywhere else. And hey, we changed to Walgreens when the people at that CVS seemed to be nearly brain dead. I'll ask!
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Old 06-07-2007, 05:24 PM
Location: Dallas
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Originally Posted by KBilly View Post
Too bad you don't live in Houston. Hobby Airport has sharps' disposal boxes in every men's room.

Don't ask me why.

The other alternative is this: slap a hazmat sticker on the box and walk into your nearest hospital with it it a grocery store bag. Leave it on the floor outside the nearest lab. I guarantee it will be disposed of, quickly and correctly.
LOL! I bet they'd loooove us.
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Old 01-23-2008, 10:01 AM
Location: A little suburb of Houston
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In Texas, sharps generated by a household are considered as household waste and may be disposed of accordingly (See: 30 TAC chapter 330). The polite and proper thing to do would be to store and dispose of the sharps in a heavy plastic container before putting it in the trash bag/can in order to help protect any sanitation workers. If you have questions, the best people to contact are your local environmental enforcement folks or the regional TCEQ office. This is the reason you cannot find a company to dispose of them for you. Not really a market as they will ultimately be sending the waste to the same place you are....a Type I landfill facility.
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Old 06-02-2016, 12:00 AM
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The best thing you can do while trying to figure out on how to dispose your sharp. You can purchase a sharp container for your needles and syringes they are available at the pharmacy. If you do not have access to a sharps container, place sharps in a puncture resistant container such as a rigid plastic bottle or coffee can with a secure cap.
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Old 06-02-2016, 07:09 AM
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My BIL had to self-inject a blood thinner after ortho surgery last year. He was given a small plastic sharps disposal box from the pharmacy that dispensed the medication and was told he could take it to a *fire station* when full.

Have you asked the pharmacist?
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Old 06-02-2016, 07:15 AM
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NVM doesn't take medical waste.

Recommendations for sharps from plano's website:

Place syringes/needles in a "Sharps" or rigid plastic container with a screw on lid (like laundry detergent).
Mark outside container with "needles or sharps"
Tape or secure lid - if possible
Place in trash cart for weekly collections and disposal.
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