|| November 4, 2008
|| Bainbridge Disposal
Bainbridge Island Recycling and Garbage Facility Now
Accepting Sharps From Residents
(Bainbridge Island, WA) – Residents have a convenient new option for proper disposal of sharps at the Recycling and Garbage Facility on Don Palmer Road. Sharps, which cannot be thrown in the trash, are defined as needles, syringes, scalpels, lancets or intravenous tubing with needles attached, whether they are contaminated or not.
For sharps to be accepted, they must be stored in a red sharps container (available at pharmacies) or a sturdy plastic bottle with screw-cap lid (e.g. 2-liter soda bottle or a bleach bottle). Place a biohazard sticker on all screw-cap containers. Stickers are available at the facility free of charge.
It is very important to not overfill the containers, as sharps may then protrude and become a safety issue for workers. Customers are reminded not to store sharps in milk jugs, coffee cans, or other containers, as they cannot be accepted. There is no fee to the customer for this service.
This is a program for residential customers only. Businesses with sharps should call
Stericycle at 800-755-3291.
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