Community Sharp Disposal Fact Sheet

Community Sharps Disposal Bins (CSDB) are provided to protect the public from needle-stick injuries – which can expose the injured person to blood-borne illness such as Hepatitis or HIV. Needles have been found in public areas, and it is not safe to dispose of them in regular garbage or recycling containers. There are already many smaller needle disposal containers in the community, including ones public restrooms, and restaurant restrooms.