Tuesday's Tool Tip: Use an old plastic container to store your sharps in until it's full. This plastic container came with lunch meat inside. I was done with the smoked turkey so here is my repurposed container for sharps. Just a few quick steps to a safer way to dispose of sharp things.
For medical sharps my county recommends: "To safely dispose of such sharps, the Department of Health recommends placing them into a widemouthed metal or heavy plastic container with a secure lid such as a coffee can." I used my old rotary blade to cut a slit in the top of the lid. Nothing fancy. Just a slit big enough that I could get the rotary blade into the slot without trouble.
Even though I'll be keeping these in a container, I'm still going to wrap the blade in masking tape. I don't like handling them very much because I know how dangerous they can be.
Once I've got it stuck to the tape I just roll it up.
Easy to slip into the slot.
Sure, I don't need the label, but I wanted to make sure there was no mistake about what was inside. I taped the lid on to make sure it didn't fall off. Now I can easily store my used rotary blades and needles.
How do you store your sharp waste?