Home Generated Medical Waste
Improper management of discarded needles and other sharps can pose a health risk to recycling and waste workers. For example, discarded needles may expose recycling and waste workers to potential needle stick injuries and potential infection when containers break open inside garbage trucks or needles are mistakenly sent to recycling facilities. Janitors and housekeepers also risk injury if loose sharps poke through plastic garbage bags. Used needles can transmit serious diseases, such as HIV and hepatitis.
Many hospitals in and around
732-745-8600 ext. 8282 908-685-2200 ext. 3258
Safe Syringe Program Safe Syringe Program
Princeton Medical Center-Princeton
908-788-6100 ext. 6136 Flemington 908-788-6100
Joan Gillard ext.6136- Diabetic Dept.
Additional information about the Safe Syringe Disposal Program maybe obtained by contacting:
NOTE: UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD NEEDLES EVER BE PUT IN ANY TYPE OF CONTAINER AND PLACED OUT FOR RECYCLING COLLECTIONS. THIS IS VERY HAZARDOUS TO ALL PERSONNEL HANDLING RECYCLING COLLECTIONS. DO NOT BRING NEEDLES TO HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTIONS!
Waste Management, a waste hauling company has a “Sharps Disposal by Mail” program. Participants are provided with an approved disposal container and mail full containers for disposal using US Postal Service. Interested parties can call Waste Management for prices & details at 877-WASTE-MD.