How do I properly dispose of sharps?

Hypodermic needles, syringes with needles, lancets and other sharps thrown into household waste present a great risk to sanitation workers, janitors, housekeepers and children-event pets. Lynwood residents can conveniently and responsibly dispose of needles, lancets and other sharps from homes with mail-back containers in 4 easy steps:

  1. Residents call Waste Resources Inc. at 888-467-7600 to request a free Sharps Kits (includes container, pre-paid postage label, and a form)
  2. Waste Resources will deliver the kit to the residence the following week
  3. Residents will fill up the container with sharps
  4. Residents mail the containers back for safe disposal by using the pre-paid postage label provided and sign the form included in the inside pocket of the kit

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