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Where can I dispose of used medical supplies for recycling?

Ken Little
StarNews

For “sharps” or needles, the New Hanover County Landfill has a location where they can be dropped off for proper recycling, landfill Manager Sam Hawes said.

The household hazardous waste operation is located at 3002 U.S. 421 North.

Items like gauze pads and surgical gowns are considered unregulated medical waste and not accepted at the landfill.

Metal wheelchairs and wood or metal crutches can be recycled at a landfill site, Hawes said.

For more information, visit the landfill website at http://recycling.nhcgov.com/services/landfill/ or call 910-798-4454 or 910-798-4403.

You can see all the state regulations about medical waste at https://deq.nc.gov/about/divisions/waste-management/waste-management-permit-guidance/solid-waste-section/medical-waste, including an FAQ to answer common questions.

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