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Simply mail away your sharps
BD sharps disposal by mail provides a prepaid box you can use to mail in your used insulin syringes, pen needles and lancets for destruction. Just one package satisfies all sharps containment, transportation, treatment, disposal and tracking needs, enabling you to prevent your sharps from injuring others.
The BD sharps disposal by mail container holds up to 300 pen needles or lancets, or up to 100 insulin syringes.
After filling out the tracking form, you can keep a copy for your records. The tracking form will be scanned, and a certificate of destruction will be mailed back to you, confirming the destruction of your sharps container.
The BD sharps disposal by mail kit includes a red wrapping bag and a prepaid mailing box.
Simply put your used insulin syringes, pen needles or lancets into the sharps disposal by mail container.
3. Complete the form
Fill out the tracking form, and keep a copy for your records.
When the sharps container is full, seal it. Place it into the red bag, and then place the bag inside the prepaid mailing box.
Give the closed mailing box to your mail carrier, or take it to the post office.
After the treatment facility receives your mailing box, they will scan your tracking form and mail back a certification of destruction.
If you cannot access BD sharps disposal by mail, and your community does not enforce specific disposal rules, follow the following guidelines:
For greater comfort and safety, you should never use an insulin syringe or pen needle more than once. For more information on the proper disposal of insulin syringes, pen needles and lancets, see our section on insulin needle disposal.