Will waste handlers accept syringes without needles?

In most communities, homes, self-administrated patients are asked to place their used syringes in a milk bottle or container that has a cap and is puncture resistant. In some communities the patients are required to bring a container provided by the doctor, clinic or hospital back to their facility for disposal. Our investigation has indicated diabetics’ syringes without needles can be disposed of in ordinary household waste. We believe that, with the threat of accidental needle sticks removed, most communities will allow the syringes without needles to be disposed of in regular waste collection.