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Sharps Regulatory Information

Republic Services Safe Needle Disposal

Federal, State and Local Regulations
For more information on regulations regarding the safe disposal of sharps where you live, please visit the
 Coalition for Safe Community Needle Disposal and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Shipping Regulations
Restrictions and regulations regarding the shipping of medical sharps and other regulated medical waste can be found on the US Postal Service website.

Republic Services Safety and Compliance

General Information
For more information regarding the safe disposal of sharps used outside of health care settings is provided by the
US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Additional resources regarding sharps disposal, statistics and public awareness is provided by the Coalition for Safe Community Needle Disposal.

Additional resources and information on medical waste regulations and proper medical waste disposal is provided by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


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