Correct Disposal of Syringes
ATTENTION CUMBERLAND COUNTY RESIDENTS
South Jersey Healthcare has introduced a program for people using injectable medications and other sharp medical items at home.
Residents may drop off these items, by appointment, at the Bridgeton Health Center, Elmer Hospital or the Regional Medical Center. They must be in sealed, closed containers that are shatter proof, leak proof and puncture proof.
For more information or to make an appointment, call the SJH Environmental Services Department at the following location:
Bridgeton Health Center: 856-575-4524
Elmer Hospital: 856-363-1508
Regional Medical Center: 856-641-7510
If disposing of syringes at home, please remember to use these guidelines for the correct home disposal of syringes. The proper disposal of syringes used at home is simple but important.
1.Place used syringes into an empty, puncture proof container such as a coffee can, soda bottle, or mayonnaise jar. Please bend the tip of the needle back to avoid injury.
2.Replace the lid or cap on the container and secure with strong tape (such as duct tape) to prevent accidental opening. Syringe containers do not need to be labeled.
3.Place the container in non-clear trash bags or cans for disposal. Do not put the syringe container in with your recyclables.
The disposal of syringes used at home is governed by law. The improper disposal of home use syringes may lead to legal action to protect our trash collectors, children, and the residents of our County.