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Re: [greenyes] Sharps in the wastestream
Dear All,

There is a wealth of information on medical waste management, including sharps management from Health Care Without Harm. Please see, and send them an email if you need more specific information than you can find on their web site. They have hundreds of members in the medical and environmental health community in the US (and internationally) who can provide further information.

Ann Leonard

At 03:19 PM 7/16/2003 -0400, Tom Rhodes wrote:
Good day colleagues,

One of our fellow environmentalists has posed the following question and I
thought I'd pass it on to you to see if you could share your wisdom with us
all. Thanks for your help.

Kindest regards,
Tom Rhodes,

She writes:
What I am looking into are sharps (needles) in the wastestream. How counties
prevent them from reaching the wastestream?
What are the procedures for the public so they can dispose of them
correctly. Do any counties offer drop off boxes? Who pays? How is it set up?
Anything through the local Health Depts?
Currently we ask that the sharps be places in a heavy plastic bottles, cap
tightly on, and given to the collector so they will know what they have and
will not end up loose in the wastestream. Trying to find more effective

List your waste commodities on

Tom Rhodes
Waste Analyst/P2Assist Listserv Administrator
NC Division of Pollution Prevention & Environmental Assistance
1639 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699
(919) 715-6516
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