Thursday, November 26, 2020

Residential Needle and Syringe Disposal

Republic Services and the City of Southlake would like residents to assist with the safe disposal of needles and syringes at home.

Individuals living in all communities use needles and syringes to treat medical conditions. Workers such as waste haulers, recycling plant workers, janitors, housekeepers, and sewage treatment workers can experience needle stick injuries when used needles are improperly disposed of. Members of the general public can also be exposed. The safety and well-being of all residents is of the utmost importance to the City of Southlake and Republic Services, the City’s solid waste and recycling contractor.

The below images are flyers created by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to assist residents with the safe disposal of syringes and needles. Proper disposal of needles, syringes, and lancets keeps everyone safe!

There are also a few links below to safe practices by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency