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Safe Disposal of Home Medical Waste

Home medical waste can be very dangerous. If not disposed of properly and safely, items such as syringes, needles, lancets, soiled bandages, used dialysis filters, disposable sheets/clothing, and even old medication, can seriously harm family, friends, and sanitation workers.

You can prevent injury, illness, and pollution by following some simple steps found in the following publication by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM).

A Household Guide for Alabamians:  Handling and Disposal of Home Medical Waste

For more information on handling and disposal of home medical waste, contact:
Alabama Department of Environmental Management
Land Division - Environmental Services Branch
1400 Coliseum Boulevard
Montgomery, Alabama 36110-2059
(334) 271-7984


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