Improper disposal of lancets, insulin syringes, infusion set cannuals and other medical sharps can cause needlestick injuries, especially for garbage collectors. Please throw your used sharps away safely.
Keep in mind that anything sharp should not be simply thrown in your household trash. Depending upon your state, the requirements may vary. Some ask that you place sharps in a rigid container, such as a laundry bottle, then duct tape it closed and clearly write "do not recycle" on the outside.1 Other areas recommend collection or mail-back programs for these items. Visit the Safe Needle Disposal program site to find a location near you.