Medical waste should always be disposed of in bins that are designed to store and transport the waste without the risk of harming another person. When disposing of medical waste at home, some may think it’s fine to use a sturdy, rigid plastic bottle like a laundry detergent container. The problem is that these containers are often compressed in garbage trucks, and waste like needles can project or fly out. This can scatter on the streets and also harm workers who collect the waste. Always use the right containers to keep everyone safe.
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