A: Using the Sharps Kiosk for loose sharps is not recommended for safety reasons. Transporting any infectious waste, syringe or needle in a container not specifically designed for that purpose creates an unnecessary risk. Although the Sharps Kiosk will direct any object deposited in the drop slot into a collection receptacle specifically designed for used sharps, users should always follow EPA guidelines and place their used sharps for temporary storage and transport in a sharps container.
A: No. The contents of the Sharps Kiosk is transported to a facility designed to safely dispose of medical waste, not pharmaceuticals. Unused or expired pharmaceuticals and controlled substances must be dropped off at a location where they can be processed and disposed of properly. Contact Johnsons Environmental for more information about medical and pharmaceutical disposal solutions.
A: The U.S. Centers For Disease Control maintains a website with an overview of each U.S. state's home-use sharps policy.
But due to the urgency of the issue, regulations are evolving quickly. For the most up-to-date information, contact your state or local government.
A: Safe sharps disposal is a community issue and all interest groups have a shared interest in developing a solution that works for everyone. Success often requires organizing resources and sponsors to provide locations and funding for continued operation. Contact your local government, local pharmacies and environmental/public safety advocacy groups to start a coalition of interested partners.
Johnson Environmental Products Through-Wall Unit allows pill containers and medical waste to be deposited through an outside drop-slot and stored in a secure indoor location for final disposal by authorized personnel. Safety design does not allow arm to enter unit.
Johnson Environmental Products Wall-Mount Needle Disposal Unit features tough all steel construction with double locking front access door. Tamper proof openings and baffling system channel deposits needles into the awaiting Bio-Hazard Container for proper disposal.
Johnson Environmental Products Secure Indoor Sharps Disposal Unit (Model Nr. 88-SFP) is designed for use in prisons, treatment facilities, homeless shelters and high-security areas.