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Throwing away used needles… A Tuesday Tip

As you know… I just had a baby three-ish months ago.  During the last few months of my pregnancy {as is standard} I had a doctor’s appointment every other week and then every week.  During this last few months I carried my used needles container from my sewing nook.  Do you think that I remembered while AT the doctor’s to throw those used needles in the Sharps container?  Of course not!

So this is what I came up with as a solution to my forgetfulness.

When you have child proof pill container that is empty, assuming you aren’t going to use it for something else, put your used needles in it, close the lid tightly engaging the child proof part, and then safely throw it in the trash.  You don’t have to worry about someone retrieving it from the trash and opening it.  And the needles won’t poke through the trash bag.


I have used my empty prescription bottles and vitamin bottles to do this with.

What is a tip you have to share?


  1. That is a really great tip. My husband always keeps the butter containers to keep different things in.

  2. I do the same thing - being a type 1 diabetic we learn these tips early on... With type 2 growing these tips are helping more and more people!!


  3. I do the same thing!

    Thank you so much for featuring my blog. You're so sweet!

  4. I do something similar...I drink bottled water like a mad woman so I always have an empty lying around so I stick my needles in there and toss them...never though about the child proof thing...but my trash can has a child proof latch on it so I guess it works out...


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