NH DHHS - Governor Lynch to Proclaim November as “Safe Disposal of Medical Sharps Month”

Government, Industry and Health Care Leaders Announce Safe Sharps Disposal


WHAT: Press Event

WHEN: 11:00 a.m., Thursday, November 15, 2012

WHERE: Executive Council Chambers, NH State House, Concord, NH

WHY: At a special event Thursday morning, Governor John Lynch will

proclaim November as “Safe Disposal of Medical Sharps Month.”

The Medical Sharps Subcommittee of the Health and Human

Services Oversight Committee of the New Hampshire Legislature

has collaborated with government, industry and health care

leaders to help educate New Hampshire residents about the

proper disposal of medical sharps.

A representative of Waste Management, Inc. will announce an

agreement to bring sharps disposal boxes to the State House and

Legislative Office Building in Concord. The secure, metal

boxes will be provided courtesy of Waste Management. The

company will also provide free, regular collection and disposal

of the used sharps.

State Representative J. David Knox, Chairman of the Medical

Sharps Subcommittee will also announce efforts to provide

20,000 free labels for NH sharps users reading “Medical Sharps

Container – Not for Recycling.” The labels, designed to be

applied to sealed detergent bottles filled with used household

sharps, will be available at many local transfer stations

throughout the State and will also be distributed by the

Granite State Diabetes Educators