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Thread: Disposal of used needles/bent pins

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    I like the candy mints that come in a metal tin. I've found that the little tin with the snap-close lid is perfect for disposing of used sewing machine needles and bent/dull pins. I wrapped a piece of tape around the tin that says "Sharp-Used Needles" so nobody accidentally spills it. It fits in a small area and I don't need to worry about pins/needles poking through my plastic trash bags. :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    I use one of those too... and I have a prescription bottle that I keep in my EPP box. :D:D:D

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    I put mine inside tin cans in my trash bin. I don't cut the tops completely off, so with the lid pushed back the chances of them falling out are small. There's usually plenty of other stuff in my trash to keep them from poking out!! :-)

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    I use empty pill bottles :thumbup:

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    Empty piill bottles seem to abuond in our house at the moment so that's what I use. The tin mint cans are the right size for a healthy serving of almonds! Ya don't wanna get those mixed up!:0)

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    I use empty film containers, I have one that is labeled Old Needles and I place all of them in there and when it gets full I will pitch them.

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    Where do you pitch them? recycle?

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    I like all these ideas! Thanks!

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    I use the smallest Diet Coke bottle. My dr. told me to use a pop bottle for my diabetic needles and testing supplies when I had gestational diabetis so I just continued using them for my sewing.

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    I use a plastic film container.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    I use one of those too... and I have a prescription bottle that I keep in my EPP box. :D:D:D
    Thanks, another good tip.

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    I use one of the plastic boxes that the pins originally came in. When it's full I tape it closed.

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    I put old needles in pill bottles. I wrap old rotary blades with duct tape.

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    I use an oud pill bottle with a label that says "Dead Needles" on it. I put used rotary blades between to pieces of cardboard and tape it.

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    I wrap mine in a small piece of duct tape and put it in the trash. I don't go through many needles so this is just easier.

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    I use a butter/margarine container. I've poked a small hole in the top so I can put needles in it easily. My old rotary blades also are disposed of in the same container. It's big enough that it lasts a long time, and always has a lid on it. I don't have to spend time taping rotary blades to cardboard.

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    I use a Pimento jar.

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    I right "Bad" on my blades with a Sharpie and just put them back in the case under the good ones. I put a round piece of colored template between the bad's and the goods.

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    I use the plastic containers that Extra gum comes in!

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    I use old pill bottles too!

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    Those are all great ideas. I learn so much here.

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    I use pill bottles and since I also use razor blades to rip, I put those in there as well. I save my rotary blade containers and use it to discard those.

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    I also use pill bottle except I put a small hole in top of lid so I push old needles in but they don't fall out and I never have to open the container

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    Quote Originally Posted by trif
    I also use pill bottle except I put a small hole in top of lid so I push old needles in but they don't fall out and I never have to open the container
    That's what I do too.

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    I once stepped on a needle and needed my roommate to pull it out with pliers, I found the perfect solution. I bought a bulk serving container of equal (the container is plastic and looks like an old fashioned sugar dispenser), it the perfect sharps container. It has 2 flaps with snap covers one small hole that needles can be dropped in and one designed for a spoon that I can drop used rotary cutting blades into, when its full snap the covers closed and throw it away.

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