Dunn County Wisconsin, September 26, 2023–

The Dunn County Health Department will begin
distributing sharps containers that can be returned for proper disposal. There will be a limited number
of 1 gallon sharps disposal containers available to the community for free. This project has been fully
funded by the Community Foundation of Dunn County.

“Proper disposal of medical waste, including sharps, ensures the safety our community and the
environment” – KT Gallagher

Sharps Disposal Facts:
? It is not safe to put needles and other sharp
medical items in the trash, recycling or
medication collection drop boxes and is also
against the law.
? Recap or re-sheathe discarded sharps to help
prevent needle sticks.
? Place the sharps in hard, puncture-resistant
containers with secure lids or caps. (Plastic
Detergent Bottles, Bleach Bottles, Branded Sharps
? Visibly label the sharps container with the words
"biohazard," "infectious waste" or "sharps”.
? When the container is full, sealed and labeled,
store it out of reach of children and dispose of it
Stay Informed:
To learn more about proper sharp disposal:
The Dunn County Health Department offers a Needle Exchange program to county residents:

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Steve Hanson

Steve is a web designer and recently retired from running the hosting and development company Cruiskeen Consulting LLC. Cruiskeen Consulting LLC is the parent company of Wis.Community, and publication of this site continues after his retirement.

Steve is a member of LION Publishers and the Local Media Association, is active in Health Dunn Right, and is vice-president of the League of Women Voters of the greater Chippewa Valley

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