Sharps Disposal

There is a RIGHT WAY and a wrong way to dispose of syringes and lancelets

Improper disposal of used sharps (needles, syringes, and lancets) can injure children, home health care providers, sanitation workers, and pets through accidental "sticks." Now there is a safe solution!

Clorox Bleach image


The easiest and most economical way is to drop the used syringe into an empty household container that can be resealed such as a liquid laundry soap or bleach bottle (or any similar thick plastic bottle). When the container is full, fill with a weak bleach solution, use duct tape to seal the lid on tightly and label the container "NEEDLES". The container should be brought to Muncie Sanitation Department, 811 East Centennial Avenue or call 747-4865 for details.  


This system provides a safe, convenient, and money-saving way to mechanically dispose of all sizes of needles/syringes. Simply insert the used needle into the top of the container until it stops. Twist the outside of the top in the direction of the arrows and the used needle and small portion of the syringe barrel are safely separated and stored within the container.  

For more information:

Safe Medical Systems, LLC
315 Bell Park Drive
Woodstock, GA 30188
(770) 928-7550
FAX: (770) 928-4949
TOLL FREE: 1-877-723-3633



The wrong way is any way that leaves syringe needles and lancets intact so they could accidentally injure others or be misused if they fall into the wrong hands. Syringes carelessly dropped into the trash, unrestricted, have a way of resurfacing. Trash bags burst, syringes float down gutters into sewers that ultimately empty into the river.