Safe Needle Disposal

Where and How to Dispose of Your Used Sharps

Sharps disposal is a public health and safety issue that is commonly overlooked. Information about safely disposing of sharps is difficult to come by and often misunderstood.

SafeNeedleDisposal.org, a project of NeedyMeds, is the most comprehensive information resource for home-generated sharps disposal in the United States. It is listed on the FDA website and has been mentioned in Consumer Reports. The website provides information on state guidelines as well as listings of disposal locations and programs. There is also guidance on sharps management and a Resource Center to download or order educational materials.