Designed to hold both insulin syringes and pen needles, the BD™ Home Sharps Container is a leak-proof and puncture-resistant container for safe, convenient disposal of used sharps.
It has a permanently locking, snap-top lid and holds 70 to 100 insulin syringes or 300 pen needles.
The syringe capacity depends on the size of the syringe being disposed of.
Please note that the container is made for disposal of insulin syringes and pen needles only. Other types of syringes do not fit.
The rules and regulations regarding sharps disposal may be different in towns and counties around the country, so check with your local sanitation or health department. When the BD™ Home Sharps Container is full, seal it and check with your community how to dispose of it properly. If, as a last resort, you choose to put it in a trash receptacle, do not place it in a recycling bin because insulin syringes, pen needles and lancets are not recyclable.
This product is available at pharmacies. If it is not on the shelf, it can be ordered by the pharmacist. Prices are set at the retail level and vary from store to store.
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For additional information on the availability of sharps disposal programs in your area or for information on setting up a community disposal program, visit the Coalition for Safe Community Needle Disposal website at:
EPA Guidelines for Sharps Disposal
NOTE: For greater comfort and safety, you should never use an insulin syringe or pen needle more than once. For more information on the proper disposal of insulin syringes, pen needles and lancets, see our section on insulin needle disposal.