Protect yourself, and protect others
Safely dispose of sharps
Safe and proper disposal of pen needles, insulin syringes and lancets (known as 'sharps') reduces the risk of injury and infection to you and to others. Never throw loose needles in the garbage or flush them down the toilet. In some states you can be fined if you don't dispose your sharps properly.
Safe disposal of sharps at home, at work and while traveling
Public health laws and regulations for sharps disposal differ across the U.S., so it's important to find out the local guidelines and safe disposal programs mandated near you. To learn about safe disposal of needles, syringes, and other sharps in your community visit the Coalition for Safe Community Needle Disposal or the FDA Sharps Disposal webpage.
Perrigo Diabetes Care is a proud sponsor of SafeNeedleDisposal.org and shares the organization's goals of educating and keeping communities safe with proper sharps disposal.
Each year, more than a billion insulin syringes, pen needles and lancets are used for diabetes care in the U.S. To safeguard your family, community and environment, please be sure to dispose of your sharps safely – and properly!