Sharps collection container with optional environmentally-friendly treatment

Sharps Compliance offers the Complete Needle System as an option for residential self-injectors looking for an environmentally-friendly treatment solution or residents that have trouble locating a proper disposal option in their community.

 
 

What is it?


From safe containment to proper treatment, the Complete Needle Collection & Disposal System™ provides the self-injector with a solution.

  • Sharps collection container (1-quart) designed to protect self-injectors and their family members from accidental needlesticks
  • Optional U.S. Postal Service return label (for UN3291 compliance with biohazardous transport) that includes environmentally-friendly treatment
  • All materials to return system (mailback box, bags, zip ties and instructions-for-use) are included if the optional return is utilized

Sharps Collection Container

USPS Return Label

Eco-friendly Treatment

How does it work?


Collect Sharps

Safe containment for needles and syringes is important for all individuals who self-inject medications.

Seal Container

Place the attached lid onto the container opening after each use and store the container in a safe place.

Optional Return

A USPS-authorized return label with environmentally-friendly treatment is available for purchase for $20.50.

Safety First


Before self-injecting the medication, identify the location of the sharps container. Place it as close as possible to where it will be used to allow for immediate disposal of the needle or syringe. When placing the syringe or needle into the opening of the container, keep hands behind the sharp tip. Never place hands or fingers into the sharps container.

Optional Return


The optional disposal feature of Complete Needle is one that Sharps designed for residential self-injectors in order to offer a mailback program at a reduced cost. The price of the label includes the authorized transportation, processing, and treatment. Our patented Waste Conversion Process is expensive to manage but offers residents an environmentally-friendly disposal method to prevent further waste from entering landfills.

Alternatively, residents can check within their community for special drop boxes, collection points, and household hazardous waste sites for other options for proper disposal.

Return it!


 
 

Optional Return Label Process

If you choose the optional return with treatment, a special USPS-authorized label can be purchased from the Sharps Compliance store. The fee of $20.50 for the label includes special USPS handling of biohazardous materials, processing, and proper, environmentally-friendly treatment.

A return label can be purchased by clicking here to access the store. You will be required to fill out the form on the page with the information required for the authorized label. Then simply add it to your cart, sign in or create a new account, and purchase. Upon successful purchase, your return label will be available for printing. You must print it when prompted. The label can be mailed to your home if a printer is not available by calling 888.988.8859. If you have an issue printing the label, please contact Customer Support for assistance.

When the label is printed or received in the mail, attach it to the shipping box and hand the box to your local U.S. postal mail carrier, drop the box off at the local post office or schedule a USPS Priority Mail pickup for environmentally responsible treatment.

FAQs


There are more than 6 million people in the U.S. infected with hepatitis B, hepatitis C, HIV, syphilis, or other contagious diseases, which can be contracted from a stick with a used hypodermic needle.

Over 3 billion needles are thrown into the trash each year by home users treating illnesses such as diabetes. Even if first placed into a secured container, these containers break open when the trash truck compacts them. Workers are stuck with the needles and must go through months of testing for HIV and hepatitis because they do not know where the needles came from or what diseases they may carry. For this reason, non–business generators of sharps should follow their state requirements or the guidelines established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which state that no sharps should be thrown into the trash, even if they are placed in a plastic or metal container first. Mailback sharps disposal is one of the EPA alternatives included on their website. In addition, states such as California, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, and others have either passed laws or established in their regulations that disposal of sharps by home users is prohibited, regardless whether the needles are loose or in containers.
Home self-injectors only need to worry about proper disposal of your sharps such as needles, syringes, and lancets in your container. Please note that no more than 50 cc (10 tsp) of any liquid can go into any one container. This allowance covers liquids such as residual fluids that may remain in syringes.
Yes. Our mailback systems are specifically approved by the U.S. Postal Service and have been in use for over twenty (20) years. A U.S. Postal Service permit number is printed on the front of every return mailback shipping box. This number is your assurance that the container and box may be mailed.
No. The U.S. Postal Service strictly regulates the mailing of regulated medical waste and sharps. If you have lost your shipping box, call 888.988.8859 for a replacement.
No, our corporate offices are located in Houston and our treatment facility is located in Carthage, Texas. If you lose your mailback shipping box, please call 888.988.8859 and we will mail a replacement shipping box.
There is an optional additional cost should you want to return the mailback for processing and treatment. You can click here to be linked to the portion of the site that facilitates the purchase of the return shipping label.
You can click here to purchase a return shipping label. Once the label is purchased through the Sharps Compliance shopping cart, you will be directed to a link to print a U.S. Postal Return label. If a printer is not available, you may request the label be mailed to your residence. The price for the label includes proper treatment of the waste, which repurposes the waste. This treatment process is environmentally friendly.
Although there is no limit for home users, we recommend that you promptly print your return label and ship the mailback in order to safely remove the medical waste from your home.
When you use the optional return and disposal mailback available, your used syringes and needles are processed at the Sharps Compliance treatment facility. The medical waste is processed through a conversion that repurposes discarded needles, syringes, lancets and other medical waste. This process renders the origin of the product indistinguishable and removes all hazards from the medical waste.
Each state has its own specific medical waste regulations for generators, self-injectors and businesses. Refer to our Regulatory Links page and click on your state, or call 888.988.8859 for your specific state or industry requirements.