Is it illegal to throw sharps in the garbage?
It is not illegal in Minnesota to dispose of home sharps in the garbage UNLESS they are in a red biohazard container. Those containers indicate wastes that must be handled by special companies. But for the safety of people who handle your waste, we encourage the use of this program.

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1. May I put unwanted medicine in with my sharps?
2. Is it illegal to throw sharps in the garbage?
3. Will you accept sharps in a red biohazard container?