Follow the steps below for safe pick up and disposal.
Do not recap the needle.
Wear garden, work or medical gloves.
Use tweezers, pliers or tongs to pick up by the end that is not the sharp end. Keep away from your body.
Place the needle, sharp end first, into a hard container that needles cannot poke through (e.g. liquid laundry detergent or bleach container).
Fill a container no more than 3/4 full. If the container is too full, the needles may poke through the side.
Put the container lid on tightly and tape it.
Wash your hands with soap and water.
Store the container in a safe place away from children until you can dispose of it safely.
Do not place needles in city garbage or recycling.
Place in a needle drop box in your community.