When Should I Dispose of my Sharps Container?

how to dispose of sharps containers

To ensure safe disposal of any sharps your facility has, disposal of the sharps container must be done when necessary. Not following proper procedure when disposing sharps containers can result in potential fines and bodily injuries. Therefore, there are a few suggestions that are recommended.

Proper Disposal of Sharps Containers

One should dispose of a sharps container when the bucket is 3/4 full, rather than waiting to be completely filled. This will ensure that no sharps are will splurge out the container and overall more safety of your facilities employees. Most of the time, sharps containers will have a clear lid so one can monitor the fill levels. Once the leak/puncture resident lid is firmly placed on the container, the bucket is ready for disposal. There a few different options for disposal, depending on the sharp container program you have chosen.

Our sharps mailback disposal program will make sure you don’t have to worry about this final step, as our containers are all ready to be placed in the pre-labeled mailing box and shipped away!

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