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    Unused syringe and needle disposal?

    We're doing some cleaning and cleaning out and we've come across our attractive Gonal F bag full of unused syringes and needles from our ivf days. I know these shouldn't go into the trash and they're so old I don't want to give them to anyone. What's the best way to dispose of them? Is asking a doctor the only way to get rid of them? Anyone know? Thanks.
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    That would be my suggestion, call your family doctor or gyn, your local hospital might have an answer too.
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    When I got mine the prescribing Dr gave me a Sharps container and instruction on where to take that to when we finished.


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    DH takes his sharp container to his doctor's office and they dispose of it. When I was working in the ER I took the full container to work to dispose of it. Call you doctor's office or you might ask your pharmacy?
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    I gave all my unused needles & syringes to my sisters vet.


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    I would suggest calling your doc too.
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    CVS has a sharps container drop off, i think most pharmacies too. In my town, sharps containers can be tossed in regular trash as long as the container is secured. Our sanitation dept has a website that tells us what can go in the regular trash etc
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    If you know anyone who is diabetic and on insulin, I believe the unused (you, said, unused, right?) can be used by them. I forget the size, but I gave a lot of my unused needles and syringes to my dad -- they were the right size.


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    A Sharp's container is just a few bucks so you can buy one. You could also use an empty Coke or Sprite liter bottle with the top on.
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