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  • Proper disposal of Sharps (needles, syringes and lancets) required to prevent injuries
    > Sharps, which are defined as needles, syringes and lancets used as part of home medical care and which are discarded by household waste generators (residential disposal) shall be disposed of in a Sharps container.
    > A Sharps container is defined as a biohazard-labeled Sharps container or a clean, leak-proof, shatter-proof, and puncture-proof container with a screw top such as a durable plastic bleach or laundry detergent bottle.
    > Sharps containers shall be labeled as Sharps, the top shall be taped shut and the Sharps container shall be placed next to the regulation household waste container for pickup. At no time should a Sharps container be placed in a regulation container for collection.
    > Not more than one (1) Sharps container per residential unit shall be set out at the curb for weekly pickup unless otherwise agreed to by the Commissioner of Public Works.
    > Several health centers and hospitals will accept Sharps from City residents. A list of health centers and hospitals are available to City residents by calling City Line at 448-CITY or click here. 
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