Recycle Right

Hypodermic needles and other medical “sharps” pose a significant health threat to recycling and sanitation workers and should NEVER be put in your curbside or drop-off recycling container.

  • The safest option is to use an FDA-cleared sharps container to protect your family members, health workers, and sanitation workers prior to disposing of sharps. These containers are widely available at pharmacies and other retail stores.
  • If an FDA-cleared container is not available, Nationwide Children’s Hospital has helpful instructions about alternatives that can be used.
  • Several publicly available drop-off locations are available in central Ohio and can be located using the search button below.
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