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Re: [greenyes] Sharps in the wastestream
Washtenaw County in Southeastern Michigan has a Sharps disposal education
program that encourages citizens to take materials back to their pharmacies
for disposal.  The pharmacies have established a responsible take-back program,
returning sharps from consumers to medical waste hauler/disposal companies,
and out of the municipal waste stream.  Consumers need only to purchase
the sharps disposal container, or use the heavy plastic bottles, and return
the container to the participating pharmacy.  A "Pharmacy Packet" has been
established by a local Consortium to educate pharmacies about getting involved
in the program.

Our website for the program is:
http://www.ewashtenaw.org/government/departments/planning_environment/division_of_public_works/ei_eissharp.html


We distribute a brochure and participating pharmacy list at community events
and to our local units of government.

Laura Flanigan
Washtenaw County Department of Planning & Environment

>-- Original Message --
>Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2003 13:05:20 -0700
>To: Tom Rhodes <tom.rhodes@no.address>,JTRNET <jtrnet@no.address>,
> "P2assist (E-mail)" <p2assist@no.address>,
> "Greenyes@no.address Org" <greenyes@no.address>
>From: ann leonard <aleonard@no.address>
>Subject: 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, www.noharm.org
>
>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.
>
>Cheers,
>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,
>>NC DPPEA,
>>
>>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
>>porcedure????
>>
>>
>>List your waste commodities on www.ncwastetrader.org
>>
>>Tom Rhodes
>>Waste Analyst/P2Assist Listserv Administrator
>>NC Division of Pollution Prevention & Environmental Assistance
>>1639 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699
>>(919) 715-6516
>>Visit us on the Web at: www.p2pays.org
>>
>>
>>
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