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Medical Sharps Disposal

 
Proper disposal of sharps and related medical waste materials, including needles, syringes and lancets, is critical to the safety of the community and our workers. Hasty or improper sharps disposal can result in serious injury or infection. Republic Services offers safe and economical medical waste disposal solutions for your home and healthcare facilities.
 
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Republic Services offers a number of convenient options for medical waste and sharps disposal to help our customers safely dispose of needles and biohazardous materials.
  • An easy-to-use, safe, cost-effective and convenient method for proper disposal of medical sharps and other related medical waste, Republic Services Residential Sharps Mail-Back Kits contain all the necessary components for the safe handling, collection, transportation and disposal of medical sharps.
  • Drop-Off Centers
    Republic Services offers drop-off centers for needle disposal in many areas. Needles must be in a rigid container with a tight fitting cap. Contact your local service division to find out if this is available in your area.
  • Hard Plastic Containers
    State and local laws and regulations vary, and may prohibit disposal in your regular municipal solid waste collection. Where allowed, place sharps and related medical waste in a rigid water or detergent bottle with a tight fitting lid. Alternatively, you may enclose the disposed needles in commercial medical waste needle disposal containers available at most local pharmacies and place them in your regular garbage container for pickup.
  • Medical Facility Services
    Republic Services can offer a comprehensive waste solution for the collection, treatment and disposal of biohazardous and medical waste at healthcare and life science facilities nationwide.
We offer:
  • Nationwide, flexible pick-up schedules
  • Medical sharps collection in traceable containers and scanned at every point in the disposal process with online access to manifests
  • Proprietary data management systems to track and measure medical waste generated by each department in your facility
For medical waste that requires special treatment, handling and documentation, Republic Services has the expertise and technology to keep you compliant. We can manage the regulated disposal of incinerator ash and autoclave waste.

If you don't know what to do with your medical waste or sharps needles, contact us to find a safe, convenient option with assurance that it will be disposed of properly.

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