Improper disposal of used needles can be an extreme health hazard. Here at the Athens-Clarke County Solid Waste Department, we like to sustain a healthy and safe work environment. Please help us by spreading the word about proper needle disposal.
It is encouraged that home injectors dispose of their used needles in a rigid plastic container. These containers include a detergent bottle, bleach bottle, etc. The step following is important! Once the rigid container is full of used needles, this container should be brought to CHaRM. This will ensure that the needles end up safely processed.