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Disposing of “Sharps” in the Sewing Room

Hospitals have special containers for disposing of used needles and other dangerous sharp items so no one emptying the trash will get poked.

Sewing rooms need some kind of device to do the same job. Throwing bent, broken, or worn out pins and needles in the regular household garbage can is dangerous too.

Sharps Container

Sharps Container

I actually use an empty pill bottle. Even this very small size will accommodate a standard length pin or sewing machine needle. If I come across one that won’t fit, I just use my handy needle-nose pliers (kept in my sewing table for many, many uses) to bend it or break it so it will fit. When the bottle is full, I throw it out and start with a fresh one. I’ve even heard of people poking a tiny hole in the plastic cap so they don’t have to remove it each time. The hole is so small it is unlikely to allow a needle to fall out but I don’t like to take that chance. I just pop the cap off each time.

Next time you are throwing a plastic container into the garbage, consider giving it an extended purpose as a sharps container in your sewing room.

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