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Diabetes: How-To Dispose of Needles and Lancets

Miami-Dade County recommends that all sharps be disposed of safely. Eligible LMC members will be able to receive a biohazard container for the disposal of all their sharps including lancets and syringes.  LMC patients may also bring your sealed containers and or biohazard container to the nursing area of any one of our centers.
PLEASE NOTE …This is the only way we can accept your sharps.

Another way of disposing your sharps would be through the county program. Miami-County Health Department- Biomedical Waste Department has created a Sharps Disposal Program for the safe disposal of needles, syringes, lancets and other sharp medical objects.

Below is information regarding this program which is free for residents of Miami-Dade County who have a medical condition that requires the use of injected medication. Needles may be contaminated and need to be disposed of appropriately to prevent accidental sticks from improperly discarded needles.

Participants of the Sharps Disposal Program should:

Container Do’s – The best containers to use are those that: