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Transfer of Household Infectious Waste. Legitimate Disposal of Sharps. The mindful transfer of syringes and sharps is your part in ensuring people in general and the earth. You can counteract harm, sickness andpollution by taking after some straightforward stepswhen you discard the sharp questions andcontaminated materials you utilize inadministering human services in your home..

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´╗┐Authority for Public Health Office of Environmental Health Services West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Infectious Medical Waste Program Presents:

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Disposal of Household Infectious Waste Proper Disposal of Sharps

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The dependable transfer of syringes and sharps is your part in ensuring people in general and the earth. You can help avert damage, sickness and contamination by taking after some straightforward strides when you discard the sharp protests and defiled materials you use in directing social insurance in your home.

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IN A HARD PLASTIC OR METAL CONTAINER WITH A SCREW ON OR TIGHTLY FITTING LID You Should Place NEEDLES SYRINGES LANCETS, AND OTHER SHARP OBJECTS To Properly Manage Your Sharps

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Examples of Suitable Containers for Sharps Disposal A Coffee Can The plastic cover must be safely attached with substantial obligation pressing tape A Liquid Laundry Detergent Container A Plastic Pop Bottle

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Collecting Your Sharps USE THE CONTAINER TO STORE ALL SHARPS UNTIL IT IS FILLED HALF-WAY, THEN FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS ON THE NEXT PAGES. Make certain TO STORE YOUR COLLECTION CONTAINER AWAY FROM CHILDREN AND ANIMALS

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Packaging Your Sharps Container for Disposal SHARPS MUST BE DISINFECTED PRIOR TO BEING PLACED INTO THE GARBAGE. Blend: 1 TABLESPOON OF BLEACH, and 1 PINT OF WATER (16 ozs.) POUR MIXTURE INTO CONTAINER AND SEAL

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Label the Container Before Disposing USING A PERMANENT MARKER, WRITE THE FOLLOWING ON THE CONTAINER: TREATED SHARPS, NOT RECYCLEABLE

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Disposing Your Disinfected and Labeled Container PLACE THE CONTAINER IN A GARBAGE BAG AND TAPE OR TIE THE OPEN END. Put THIS GARBAGE BAG INTO YOUR REGULAR GARBAGE.

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Questions If You Have Any Questions Or Concerns About Disposing Your Household Sharps, Please Contact Us: Infectious Medical Waste Program Office Of Environmental Health Services 1 Davis Square, Suite 200 Charleston, WV 25301-1798 (304) 558-6783 or (304) 558-6725 Email: dthornton@wvdhhr.org

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