Even though household sharps can legally be put into the trash, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) encourages citizens to dispose of used sharps in a specific way.
- Place sharps in clear, hard plastic (laundry style) containers with a secure screw-on cap
- Label container: SHARPS
- When container is half-full, tightly seal it in your garbage (not recycle) cart
- See MPCA bulletin for proper disposal.