Hidden Danger

HIDDEN DANGER

If you are using needles or other sharps for management of a health condition, there are some important reminders we would like to provide regarding the proper disposal of these items:

  1. NEVER place needles or other sharps in the trash or toilets.
  2. NEVER attempt to recap, bend, break, remove or otherwise manipulate a needle or other sharp.
  3. ALWAYS use an FDA approved sharps container if possible. If unavailable, however, you may use a container which is:
    1. made of heavy duty plastic
    2. has a tight-fitting, puncture proof lid
    3. upright and stable during use
    4. leak resistant
    5. Properly labeled
  4. ALWAYS carry a portable sharps container with you when away from home.
  5. ALWAYS keep sharps and sharps containers away from children and pets.

If you have not received a container from your health care provider, you may stop in at Bucknell Student Health to get one.

When your sharps container is about 3/4 full, feel free to drop it off at BSH for further disposal.

Feel free to contact Bucknell Student Health at 570-577-1401 with any questions or for more information.

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