DON’T put loose sharps directly inside red medical waste containers.
DO put sharps in an FDA-approved, puncture-resistant, properly marked sharps disposal container.
DON’T dispose pharmaceuticals inside medical waste containers.
DO put non-haz pharmaceuticals into non-hazardous pharmaceutical waste containers.
DON’T overfill medical waste containers. Do not push down on waste.
DO close, tie and seal at 3/4 full.
DON’T mix regular waste with medical waste.
DO segregate medical waste properly by waste type.
Parent page – Medical Waste Disposal
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