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Old 06-13-2009, 09:45 AM
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Bob,

Tape it shut, label it as "sharps" if there's no label like that on it, and put it out with your regular trash.

http://k9diabetes.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1023

When I started buying these syringes, they had no disposers for sale; it was just the box of syringes in 1/2 cc or 1 cc.

After what you've gone through, it must be a relief to feel good enough to just worry about what to do with these!

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Old 06-13-2009, 10:06 AM
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I think California may have recently made it illegal to dispose of them in the trash. It was after Chris passed away, maybe January 1? Because I remember thinking that I was glad I didn't have to deal with a new way to dispose of them.

I'll see what I can find.

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Old 06-13-2009, 10:13 AM
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http://www.syringeaccess.com/safe_disposal.htm

The State of California has recently enacted legislation concerning the disposal of household sharps waste. Senate Bill (SB) 1365 (Figueroa, Statutes of 2006) goes into effect September 1, 2008. It prohibits a person from knowingly placing home-generated sharps (needles, syringes or lancets) in their trash, recyclable or green waste container. There are no criminal penalties associated with the law.

Looks like your county prefers they be treated as hazardous waste and dropped off at hazardous waste recycling facilities in a sealed container.

I'll PM you a link of a PDF that describes what they would like you to do.

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Old 06-13-2009, 10:21 AM
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Will your vets take the filled "sharps" container back for disposal? That's what I do with Dazzle's used syringes. Same with my own when I have to inject anti-coagulants prior to surgery, the pharmacy or my doctor's practice will take them back and dispose of them with their own sharps.

I know it may be different in the USA but it might be worth asking them.
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Many thanks. How could something be so complex?
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Robert

I'll keep it short. You're pretty darn amazing. My problems are petty annoyances next to what you've been through.

I know the "sticky note" routine, too.


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Glad you are feeling better, thats a good idea, I should buy some Gatorade for myself for when I am working in the yard.

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Good to hear from you Robert. What an ordeal; the worse. Yes I always have pedialyte in the house. It's great stuff. Hope you are on the mend now and glad to hear the pups are well.
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Wow...you've been through a lot Robert. Glad to have you back.
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Hi Robert,
So glad you are on the mend and happy that Mik and Mak are well.

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