In 2016, Penn Waste received over 500 pounds of medical waste at their recycling facility. This is a public safety hazard for their team members who manually sort through the recycling, putting them at risk of getting stuck by a needle.
Medical waste must be properly disposed of in the trash. Please do not place this material in your recycling bin. In order to dispose of sharps, Penn Waste recommends the following:
- Place medical waste in a thick container that has a lid
- Make sure the lid is secure by duct taping it shut and place it in your TRASH.
To learn more about what is considered medical waste and how to properly dispose of this material, please visit Penn Waste's blog.