Sharps waste is a form of medical waste composed of used sharps, which includes any device or object used to puncture or lacerate the skin. Sharps waste is classified as biohazardous waste and must be carefully handled. Common medical materials treated as sharps waste are:
- Syringes and injection devices
- Contaminated glass and some plastics
Wylie Fire Rescue does not accept sharps disposal from the public. WFR suggests you do an internet search for "sharps disposal by mail." This will give you many companies that will work with you, for a fee, to dispose of medical waste safely.