What should I do with used syringes?

"Sharps" are items having the potential to puncture or lacerate. These include syringes with attached needles and disposable lancets. A free, voluntary sharps exchange program is offered by Pinellas County, the Florida Department of Health, and 12 local hospitals. Call the DOH Environmental Health Division at (727) 588-4032 for information and a brochure which includes a list of 15 exchange sites. Visit a participating site and ask for an approved sharps container and instructions on use. When the container is full of discarded syringes, seal it as instructed and return it to one of the exchange sites for safe disposal.

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8. What should I do with used syringes?
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