Needles:  To dispose of sharps (needles), the FDA suggests putting them in empty bleach or detergent bottles and securely closing the top with duct tape.  The outside of the container should be clearly marked “SHARPS – DO NOT RECYCLE.”  You can then place it in your normal trash to be picked up by Pro Waste.

Medication:  Medication disposal is a growing concern; studies show trace amounts of pharmaceuticals in drinking water supplies, and abuse of prescription medications found in homes continues to climb.  The Lawrence Park Police station has a secure medicine return box in their lobby.  It’s a safe way to dispose of your unwanted or expired medications and ensure they don’t harm the environment or get into the wrong hands.  Any unused medications placed in the box will be safely incinerated.