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hopalong

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Just wondering what most of you do with used needles and ho you dispose of them, I took a piece of 4" pvc 6" long and put a cap on each end after drilling a 3/8 hole on one of them< light enough to carry around and cheaper than a commercial unit and safer than most other methods i have seen.
 

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Daughter was helping a outfit brand last week, one kid got kicked by a calf, calf had a needle up in it hoof with just a 1/4 inch sticking out. ripped him pretty good.
 

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The plastic out protector from a bottle of Micotil is what we use for a "Sharps "container. They were passing them out a couple years ago at SSGA convention probably can pick them up at the vets.
 

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I just toss my old needles in the bottom of the cooler I use for vaccine! With several years worth, there's getting to be a pretty thick layer of them down there.

But seriously, this is a good question. What is the proper method of disposing of them when these temporary containers fill up?
 

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I think each state has its own regulations as far as disposable, I kn ow some hospitals here will take them.
 

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Every year at fall herd health I give my vet a jar/tin of needles and some expired meds etc. to take back to the clinic to be disposed of correctly.
 

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In the feedlot, we used old coffee cans and then duct taped the lid on when they were full. We then tossed the can into a metal barrel marked "sharps".

Now we get a yellow bio hazard container from our vet. I put expired drugs and used needles in it. When it's full, we take it to the vets and they give us an empty one.
 

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A guy could fill an old piece of pipe weld caps on both ends and send in a load of scrap iron. Smelter would get rid of them.
 

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be careful doing that Denny, sounds like it would look like a pipe bomb!!

you might get Jigs's friend's in black visiting you :D :D
 

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hayguy said:
be careful doing that Denny, sounds like it would look like a pipe bomb!!

you might get Jigs's friend's in black visiting you :D :D

That is why I decided on white pvc, the 4" size plus it is a lot lighter to pack around.
 

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Before I do anything with the needle I take a pair of pliers and fold the end back over so nothing sharp sticks up
 
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