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How to deal with sharps responsibly

Improper disposal of lancets and other medical sharps can cause needlestick injuries, especially for garbage collectors. Please throw your used sharps away safely. Lancets, sharps or sharps containers should not be included in your household trash. Collection programs for these items are available in many locations throughout the country. Use the link below to find the location closest to you.

Sharps disposal solutions by state

Established in August 2002, the Coalition for Safe Community Needle Disposal is a group of businesses, community groups, non-profit organizations and government that promotes public awareness and solutions for safe disposal of needles, syringes and other sharps in the community. The Coalition website provides a searchable database of locations that accept used sharps. Search for a sharps disposal location near you.

How Roche supports sharps disposal safety

As a manufacturer, Roche has a responsibility—in concert with doctors, pharmacists, municipalities and customers—to help facilitate the proper handling and disposal of sharps. In addition to the resources provided above, our commitment to preventing needlestick injuries includes the development and manufacture of the only drum-based lancing device. The ACCU-CHEK® FastClix lancing device uses lancet drums which support safer disposal.

As we develop new products and as new guidelines are established, Roche will continue to develop ways to support safety through the proper disposal of sharps.

 

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