First things first: do not throw your insulin syringes away in the trash. This is a huge safety concern for any individual who comes in contact with sharp disposals. The clear plastic cap you place on your syringe after use is not enough to safely dispose of it as they can pop off very easily. The safest way to dispose of your insulin syringes is to place them in a sharps container and drop them off at your local pharmacy, doctor’s office, or appropriate drop off location near you.
Sharps collectors can play a pivotal role in preventing needlestick and sharps injuries. A Sharps Collector is designed and manufactured to meet or exceed guidelines for safe sharps disposal. It’s durable, stable, closable, leak-proof, and puncture-resistant.
The size of the sharps collector depends on your needs, but we find that most people prefer a 1.5qt collector simply because they are more manageable.
BD Sharps collectors are an excellent choice. They are small, convenient, and you can dispose of your sharps with one-hand. BD is well renowned for creating safe equipment for sharp disposal and is trusted among consumers.
The 1.5qt BD sharps collector in particular has a safety feature guard to help prevent your hands from entering the bin. It also has a large handle for safe transportation and a bright red bottom and logo that indicates sharps are enclosed.