Simply place all SHARPS in a box called a “Sharps Container”. You can get approved bio-hazard containers from your pharmacist and return the container to pharmacist when full to get a new one.
Here are some examples of sharps:
- Injection pens
- Lancets (diabetes needles)
- Prefilled pens
|Never put any sharps in your garbage, recycling, or organics bin.|
|Never flush any sharps down your toilet.|
|Never re-cap needles — you could accidentally prick yourself.|
For more information, visit www.healthsteward.ca .
Learn about the Ontario Sharps Return Program (OSRP) which is an easy way to dispose of any sharps you may have in your home.