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Needles, other sharps and injectors

This item is a sharp — a special category of home health-care waste.

Sharps include:

  • auto-injectors
  • injection pens
  • injectors
  • lancets
  • needles
  • prefilled pens
  • syringes

Safe disposal of sharps

Always place discarded sharps in a biohazard container for safe, free disposal. Never dispose of sharps in your garbage, organics or recycling.

To safely dispose of sharps:

  1. Pick up a free biohazard container from a Peel Community Recycling Centre (CRC)
  2. Fill the container
  3. Return the filled container to a CRC for safe, free disposal and pick up a new empty container for free.

CRCs only accept discarded sharps in biohazard containers. Do not bring your sharps to a CRC in anything but a biohazard container. This service is for residents only, not businesses.

The Ontario Sharps Collection Program for local pharmacies also provides a similar service for sharps disposal. Visit the Health Products Stewardship Association Ontario website for more information.

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