What Do I Do With...?
This item is a sharp — a special category of home health-care waste.
- injection pens
- prefilled pens
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:
- Pick up a free biohazard container from a Peel Community Recycling Centre (CRC)
- Fill the container
- 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.
- Disposing of home health-care waste
Did you know that if you tie up your recyclables in a plastic shopping bag, it ends up in landfill?
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