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How do you dispose of your needles?

My sharps container is now full, but it says on the side to call my local EPA for disposal, and not to throw it into the trash.    Needless to say, I don't have a local EPA but when I called the county hotline, I was on hold forever, and then the call dropped.

Should I just tape it up real good and chuck it?  Or maybe take it to my local pharmacy for disposal?  What do you do?



RUMBERA: 35+ Current DX: Recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL)
DH: 40+  Diabetic, SA excellent.

03/2012: Diagnosis: Low progesterone. Prometrium added,
11/2012: MRI: 3 fibroids.  Myomectomy not recommended.
01/2013: Blood work normal. HSG: All clear.
03/2013: Diagnosis: "Unexplained Infertility"
05/2013: Hysteroscopy & D&C.  Biopsy: "early polyp formation."
05/2013: Bravelle + Menopur injections.
05/25/13  IUI w/4 follies: BFN. 
06/21/13  IUI#2 w/2 follies: BFP.
08/20/13  MC #5 @ 9 weeks.  D&E performed, Chromosomes:perfectly normal female.  Fibroid the culprit.
10/09/13  Robotic myomectomy - successful removal of 10cm posterior fibroid!
10/10/13  BENCHED for post surgical healing of ute.   Getting healthy for Dec IUI.
12/06/13  Bravelle + Menopur + Ganirelix + Ovidrel + IUI  + >3 follies =  cp
01/06/14  Another IUI round with injects for super-O.
01/17/14  Bravelle + Menopure + Ganirelix + Ovidrel + 3 follies = BFN
01/30/14  Self-benched to get healthy for IVF
03/04/14  Screwed over by insurance.   No IVF coverage.
03/12/14  Hail Mary B2B IUI's with 2 follies=BFFN
3/25/14  IVF scheduled for the fall, October-ish because 100% OOP.   Cancelled our stim cycle.


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Re: How do you dispose of your needles?

  • Can you get your RE to dispose of it for you?

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  • Come to think of it, I'm sure they would!  I'll bring it with me to my appt tomorrow... thanks.


    RUMBERA: 35+ Current DX: Recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL)
    DH: 40+  Diabetic, SA excellent.

    03/2012: Diagnosis: Low progesterone. Prometrium added,
    11/2012: MRI: 3 fibroids.  Myomectomy not recommended.
    01/2013: Blood work normal. HSG: All clear.
    03/2013: Diagnosis: "Unexplained Infertility"
    05/2013: Hysteroscopy & D&C.  Biopsy: "early polyp formation."
    05/2013: Bravelle + Menopur injections.
    05/25/13  IUI w/4 follies: BFN. 
    06/21/13  IUI#2 w/2 follies: BFP.
    08/20/13  MC #5 @ 9 weeks.  D&E performed, Chromosomes:perfectly normal female.  Fibroid the culprit.
    10/09/13  Robotic myomectomy - successful removal of 10cm posterior fibroid!
    10/10/13  BENCHED for post surgical healing of ute.   Getting healthy for Dec IUI.
    12/06/13  Bravelle + Menopur + Ganirelix + Ovidrel + IUI  + >3 follies =  cp
    01/06/14  Another IUI round with injects for super-O.
    01/17/14  Bravelle + Menopure + Ganirelix + Ovidrel + 3 follies = BFN
    01/30/14  Self-benched to get healthy for IVF
    03/04/14  Screwed over by insurance.   No IVF coverage.
    03/12/14  Hail Mary B2B IUI's with 2 follies=BFFN
    3/25/14  IVF scheduled for the fall, October-ish because 100% OOP.   Cancelled our stim cycle.


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  • katib77katib77
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    Daaang girl, either you use a lot of needles or you have a real small sharps container.  I'm on my fourth cycle that had any use for sharps container and mine is about half way full.  I've never thrown it out because I figure I will when we're "done".  I would talk to your RE about it.  

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    IUI#4 1/23/13 on 75iu x9 Follistim = BFP then chem preg m/c (Feb 2013)
    IUI#5 BFN (April 2013)
    IVF w/ICSI Oct. 2, 2012 - 13R, 11M, 7F, 1 frozen blast 4BB grade - - - FET Nov 15, 2013
    BFP! Beta 1:104 @ 10dp6dt, Beta 2:178 @ 12dp6dt,  beta 3:366 @ 14dp6dt
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  • image katib77:
    Daaang girl, either you use a lot of needles or you have a real small sharps container.  I'm on my fourth cycle that had any use for sharps container and mine is about half way full.  I've never thrown it out because I figure I will when we're "done".  I would talk to your RE about it.  

    Hmm maybe I got a little one.  It's a little larger than a 16oz coffee cup?  I've been taking two shots per day (stim + ganirelix), and I was instructed to throw everything in -- the syringes, the extra needle, that plastic thingie to puncture the vials, and  the vials (7 vials total per day).  

    Hopefully I won't need one after Saturday's IUI, fingers crossed!



    RUMBERA: 35+ Current DX: Recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL)
    DH: 40+  Diabetic, SA excellent.

    03/2012: Diagnosis: Low progesterone. Prometrium added,
    11/2012: MRI: 3 fibroids.  Myomectomy not recommended.
    01/2013: Blood work normal. HSG: All clear.
    03/2013: Diagnosis: "Unexplained Infertility"
    05/2013: Hysteroscopy & D&C.  Biopsy: "early polyp formation."
    05/2013: Bravelle + Menopur injections.
    05/25/13  IUI w/4 follies: BFN. 
    06/21/13  IUI#2 w/2 follies: BFP.
    08/20/13  MC #5 @ 9 weeks.  D&E performed, Chromosomes:perfectly normal female.  Fibroid the culprit.
    10/09/13  Robotic myomectomy - successful removal of 10cm posterior fibroid!
    10/10/13  BENCHED for post surgical healing of ute.   Getting healthy for Dec IUI.
    12/06/13  Bravelle + Menopur + Ganirelix + Ovidrel + IUI  + >3 follies =  cp
    01/06/14  Another IUI round with injects for super-O.
    01/17/14  Bravelle + Menopure + Ganirelix + Ovidrel + 3 follies = BFN
    01/30/14  Self-benched to get healthy for IVF
    03/04/14  Screwed over by insurance.   No IVF coverage.
    03/12/14  Hail Mary B2B IUI's with 2 follies=BFFN
    3/25/14  IVF scheduled for the fall, October-ish because 100% OOP.   Cancelled our stim cycle.


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  • katib77katib77
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    image Rumbera28:

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    Daaang girl, either you use a lot of needles or you have a real small sharps container.  I'm on my fourth cycle that had any use for sharps container and mine is about half way full.  I've never thrown it out because I figure I will when we're "done".  I would talk to your RE about it.  

    Hmm maybe I got a little one.  It's a little larger than a 16oz coffee cup?  I've been taking two shots per day (stim + ganirelix), and I was instructed to throw everything in -- the syringes, the extra needle, that plastic thingie to puncture the vials, and  the vials (7 vials total per day).  

    Hopefully I won't need one after Saturday's IUI, fingers crossed!

    Ha, yup it's a combo of the two.  Mine is about the size of a 2 liter bottle of pop and while the first two cycles I had all the stuff you're talking about for mixing my own gonal F, since then I've used follistim pens and all I throw away is the needle which is about the size pf the tip of my pinky.  


    TTC since July 2009. Dx MFI & LPD. 
    IUI#1&2&3 (2011 & 2012) BFN
    IUI#4 1/23/13 on 75iu x9 Follistim = BFP then chem preg m/c (Feb 2013)
    IUI#5 BFN (April 2013)
    IVF w/ICSI Oct. 2, 2012 - 13R, 11M, 7F, 1 frozen blast 4BB grade - - - FET Nov 15, 2013
    BFP! Beta 1:104 @ 10dp6dt, Beta 2:178 @ 12dp6dt,  beta 3:366 @ 14dp6dt
    Saw heartbeat twice before missed M/C at 8w3d on 12/27/13, missing my little angel boy
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  • Confession time, I haven't thrown away my needles from my trigger yet.  I read online and in my state, one of the proper methods of disposing of needles is to put them in a laundry detergent container (specifically says do not use other plastic jugs(like milk or juice) and do not use glass containers (duh).) clearly labeled "do not recycle."  I've been waiting for us to empty a detergent container, so right now the needles are sitting in the box the meds came in.

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    DH (31): SA is ok, slightly low morph  Me (31): Slightly low progesterone, hostile CM, carrier for CF, and border line high NK cells

    October 2012: Clomid + IUI w/ OB/GYN = BFN

    November 2012 - March 2013: Break while finding the right RE and more testing

    April 2013: Unmedicated IUI #2 due to hostile CM = BFN

    May 2013: Clomid + Trigger + IUI #3 = BFN

    June 2013: Clomid + Trigger + IUI #4 = BFN

    August 2013: IVF w/ICSI #1 6R 5M 3F All 3 embryos are slow growing and poor quality.  All 3 arrest before transfer

    October 2013: IVF w/ICSI #2 8R 7M 5F Transferred 1 beautiful early blast.  Nothing to freeze.  BFP! Beta #1 14.6  Beta #2  3  Chemical Pregnancy

    January 2014: IVFw/ICSI #3  8R 8M 8F Transferred 1 grade 1 expanded blast and 1 grade 2 early blast.  Nothing to Freeze.  BFN

    February-March 2014: Getting Second Opinions from RMA NJ

    March 2014: Start Embryo Adoption/Donation with FIRM.  We've selected our donor and have 9 snowflakes!

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  • I always brought mine back to the RE to dispose of the syringe.


  • I asked the pharmacist when I picked up my meds and he said to bring the container back to the pharmacy and they can take care of it
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    May - September 2013:  Follistim + Ovidrel + IUI#1-4 = BFN
    IVF # 1 November 2013: transferred 1 perfect 5d blast = BFN
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  • I work at a hospital so I bring mine with me to work to put in one of our sharps containers or bring it with me to the RE.
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  • Thanks for the feedback everyone.  I'm taking it to the RE in the am...


    RUMBERA: 35+ Current DX: Recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL)
    DH: 40+  Diabetic, SA excellent.

    03/2012: Diagnosis: Low progesterone. Prometrium added,
    11/2012: MRI: 3 fibroids.  Myomectomy not recommended.
    01/2013: Blood work normal. HSG: All clear.
    03/2013: Diagnosis: "Unexplained Infertility"
    05/2013: Hysteroscopy & D&C.  Biopsy: "early polyp formation."
    05/2013: Bravelle + Menopur injections.
    05/25/13  IUI w/4 follies: BFN. 
    06/21/13  IUI#2 w/2 follies: BFP.
    08/20/13  MC #5 @ 9 weeks.  D&E performed, Chromosomes:perfectly normal female.  Fibroid the culprit.
    10/09/13  Robotic myomectomy - successful removal of 10cm posterior fibroid!
    10/10/13  BENCHED for post surgical healing of ute.   Getting healthy for Dec IUI.
    12/06/13  Bravelle + Menopur + Ganirelix + Ovidrel + IUI  + >3 follies =  cp
    01/06/14  Another IUI round with injects for super-O.
    01/17/14  Bravelle + Menopure + Ganirelix + Ovidrel + 3 follies = BFN
    01/30/14  Self-benched to get healthy for IVF
    03/04/14  Screwed over by insurance.   No IVF coverage.
    03/12/14  Hail Mary B2B IUI's with 2 follies=BFFN
    3/25/14  IVF scheduled for the fall, October-ish because 100% OOP.   Cancelled our stim cycle.


    ~~~~~~~~  EVERYONE IS WELCOME  ~~~~~~~~

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