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how to dispose of an expired or used epipen

Step 1

Put the EpiPen, needle-end first, inside its plastic storage container.

Step 2

Screw the cap onto the storage tube.

Step 3

Bring the used EpiPen, secured inside its plastic container, to a facility that collects medical sharps waste. Some doctor’s offices, pharmacies and hospitals accept needles for disposal. Locate a needle disposal facility in your area by calling your local public health department or by visiting SafeNeedleDisposal.org. Another option for EpiPen disposal, is to sign up for a home sharps disposal mail-back program, which provides you with a special container and shipping instructions to legally mail your EpiPen and other syringes to the sharps disposal company. Stericycle and GRP are two home sharps-disposal mail-back companies.