02-20-2012 03:42 PM
I use a 2 liter soda bottle. Basically you cut the top off the bottle about 2 inches down and then flip it upside down, insert it back into the bottle, and use gorilla glue tape to seal that together, this makes it spill proof and almost impossible to seperate, as the tape is super strong.
03-17-2012 01:27 PM
When i was using regular needles. i used to goto the community Need Echange program here in Buffalo. they gaver me 500 needles and a nice sized sharp bucket when i was done with the needles and bucket. I brought it back they disposed of the used needles into a bin and gave me my bucket back and new needles. I am using Insulin pens now that i just goto kmart ask for a few sharps containers and when they are full i just drop them off their and get more
04-16-2012 01:22 PM
My sister (lives in new jersey, usa) has an exchange program with her insurance company for sharps she generates from infusions she does at home. When she need a new container, she contacts them to send a new one and uses the same box with another label to return them to the insurance company. Me? I still use the soda bottle containers since the cost adds up when you buy them. I drop them at my doc's office or blood lab. Those of you on insurance might want to ask if YOUR coverage includes this service.
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12-14-2012 01:56 AM
Finally found the official word from city recycling on Sharps Containers. The city landfill will take them on certain days. If you don't want to buy a sharps container then a puncher proof plastic bottle will do. They use a bleach bottle as example.
12-30-2012 11:06 AM - edited 12-30-2012 11:10 AM
in my town they give me Sharps Containers for free. Last time I went they gave me three of them . Check with your town why spend the money . Also when it full drop it off and get a new one for free. Free is good