For the safe management of sharps, LCSWMA ( provides residents with a complimentary Safe Clip. This device holds 1,500 needles and safely stores them in an attached receptacle. When full, Safe Clips can be disposed of as regular trash. You may, if you prefer, put the entire syringe in a heavy plastic container with a lid (an empty liquid detergent container works well for this), mark the container with a permanent marker "Sharps - Not for Recycle" and dispose of as regular trash when it is full.

Medical Waste - Small amounts of in-home medical waste should be placed in a sealable plastic container and disposed of as regular trash. For large volumes of medical waste, contact the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP).