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PK

  • Joined Mar 2015
  • West Suffolk
    • Notes from a Suffolk Smallholding
Disposing of sharps
« on: March 27, 2018, 06:13:49 pm »
How do you dispose of the sharps accumulated from vaccinations and the like? My vet surgery wasn’t keen to take them.
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Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: Disposing of sharps
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2018, 07:13:05 pm »
ask nicely at  Chemist or Gp surgery or local drug users drop in center or last resort buy one on line. Disposal is in the surgery's yellow bin, well thats what I do with my bio haz waste and the last lot of sharps we had.

Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: Disposing of sharps
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2018, 08:56:59 pm »
I bought a yellow sharps bin from my surgery. The price, can't remember exactly, but about £12, that includes disposal when it's full but at the rate I am going will be about 25 yeas :-)
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Buttermilk

  • Joined Jul 2014
Re: Disposing of sharps
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2018, 10:21:53 pm »
For years I just used a jam jar for the needles and palmed it off on the vet when full.  I now have a plastic yellow thing which may see me out.

greenbeast

  • Joined Jul 2014
Re: Disposing of sharps
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2018, 12:55:28 pm »
For years I just used a jam jar for the needles and palmed it off on the vet when full.  I now have a plastic yellow thing which may see me out.

Ha my OH IS a vet and we still have a jar on the kitchen side for sharps

Womble

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Re: Disposing of sharps
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2018, 02:22:23 pm »
I tried to palm mine off on a diabetic friend, until he pointed out that he doesn't use many 1" long 19G needles  ;D .
Experience is what you get just after you needed it.

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
Re: Disposing of sharps
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2018, 02:47:37 pm »
For years I just used a jam jar for the needles and palmed it off on the vet when full.  I now have a plastic yellow thing which may see me out.

Ha my OH IS a vet and we still have a jar on the kitchen side for sharps

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bazzais

  • Joined Jan 2010
    • Allt Y Coed Farm and Campsite
Re: Disposing of sharps
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2018, 12:07:17 am »
angle grinder

bazzais

  • Joined Jan 2010
    • Allt Y Coed Farm and Campsite
Re: Disposing of sharps
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2018, 12:08:42 am »
or bench grinder normally

bazzais

  • Joined Jan 2010
    • Allt Y Coed Farm and Campsite
Re: Disposing of sharps
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2018, 12:10:33 am »
have your safty specs on mind - or it could cause you dmage

bazzais

  • Joined Jan 2010
    • Allt Y Coed Farm and Campsite
Re: Disposing of sharps
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2018, 12:11:40 am »
you can taake them too the vets place the3y normally have a disposal bin

Womble

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Re: Disposing of sharps
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2018, 12:20:00 am »
angle grinder {.....} or bench grinder normally

I'm sorry, but safety specs or not, we're dealing with both sharps and a biohazard here  :o .... Nope! Just Nope.
Experience is what you get just after you needed it.

 

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