Alert: Please keep needles, syringes, "sharps" out of the recycling to prevent needle stick injuries and transmission of diseases to recycling workers. Sharps are not recyclable and should never be placed in the recycling.
Proper Disposal of Sharps
The State of Minnesota allows sharps to be disposed of in trash receptacles if they are placed in A hard plastic container with a tight sealing lid, such as a laundry detergent bottle. Containers specifically designed for sharps disposal are also available at retail or online.
Always label the disposal bottle: "SHARPS - DO NOT RECYCLE".