Last updated on January 19, 2021

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Safe handling and disposal of used needles and sharps help prevent injuries caused by accidental needlesticks. Unfortunately, many people don’t properly dispose of their used syringes and sharps. As a result, other people are injured by used syringes that were carelessly discarded in garbage cans, dropped in parks and playgrounds, or left behind in other public places.

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Last updated on April 13, 2021

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Americans filled over 3.7 billion prescriptions at retail pharmacy locations in 2018, and that number should rise as our population ages and more people are diagnosed with chronic conditions. Both groups are statistically more likely to take more medications, so the need for safe and convenient disposal options is growing. At Sharps Compliance, we’re meeting that challenge by offering safe medication disposal solutions to ultimate users.


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Last updated on April 13, 2021

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As long as humans have gathered together in settlements, there have been garbage dumps – and the associated problems of smell, disease, and air/water pollution. For thousands of years, we’ve struggled with the challenge of managing waste, including household garbage, industrial waste, hazardous waste, and medical waste. Governments in the United States began taking a role in waste disposal surprisingly early with mixed results:

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Last updated on January 19, 2021

This is an update of the article originally published on April 5, 2016.

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Medical waste is a form of solid waste that is regulated by numerous agencies. These agencies impose, what can be, complicated regulations that make medical waste compliance difficult. Below are ten things about medical waste compliance that you may not know but should.

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