Home medical waste i.e.: Needles, Insulin syringes, pen needles and any intravenous sharps should not be disposed in your trash bag at your home. Dispose of used sharps in an old bleach or laundry detergent container when half full of your sharps. Tape the top closed and drop into your regular trash bag. Never dispose of sharps without first depositing them in a non-permeable container such as a bleach or laundry detergent container. This process will decrease the possibility of exposure to your blood to the garbage man of family members. Create a safe environment for your family and neighbors.
Please refer to the attached link to learn more ways to protect others from sharp exposures.