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Syringe & Sharps Disposal

To ensure the safety of all residents as well as Housing & Residential Life and Facilities staff, all students who use injected medication (such as insulin) or who test their blood, must dispose of sharps (hypodermic syringes, needles and/or lancets) responsibly.


Sharps should be placed in a sharps container or in a thick plastic bottle that can be tightly capped (like a Gatorade bottle). Once full, seal with heavy tape and place in the trash so anyone handling the container knows it contains sharps and should not be recycled. Do not place the container with recycling. Never dispose of loose sharps and don’t keep sharps containers where children can reach them.

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