The disposal of needles and other sharps waste is a public health and safety issue. Sharps must be properly disposed of, to prevent injury as well as the spread of infectious diseases to healthcare workers, patients and the general public.Made using sturdy polypropylene plastic for long-lasting strength and durability, this AdirMed Sharps and Needle Biohazard Disposal Container ensures secure disposal of sharps waste. The bottom, like the rest of the container, is puncture-resistant to eliminate the risk of catching sharps' stings. Additionally, a leak-resistant cap provides a secure containment between uses to protect against contamination of sharps waste.This simple receptacle is designed to allow one-handed operation, making it easy to open and close the disposal lid. Its conveniently sized for easy transport, making it ideal for use in situations such as EMS, fire/rescue, ambulance or psychiatric units.In addition to medical use, these containers are also ideal for diabetics and people with chronic diseases who often require injections at home. And since sharps of any type should never be thrown away in the trash - even those that are used in a home - this container provides a safe place to dispose of their waste.An ideal solution for short-term containment of used sharps, the AdirMed is sold as a convenient, 6-count package so you can have several on hand. Providing secure disposal of used IV catheters, smaller syringes and other sharps waste, this biohazard disposal container also features a locking mechanism to secure the contents during transports.