Safety is the point when disposing of your ‘sharps’ |

Safety is the point when disposing of your ‘sharps’

Staff report

City of Glenwood Springs has joined forces with eight representative municipal and county governments to create public awareness about safe disposal of “sharps.”

Sharps is a medical term for devices with sharp points or edges that can puncture or cut skin. Some examples of sharps include needles, syringes, auto injectors and lancets.

Led by Valley Resource Management, an association of municipal and county governments including the city of Glenwood Springs, the town of Carbondale, the city of Rifle, recently implemented a campaign for proper disposal of home use medical sharps through an approved, qualified mail-back program.

The organization hopes the program will help guarantee the safety of users’ families and waste disposal works.

Roaring Fork Valley residents can pick up mail-back program packets at the Glenwood Springs Police Department, Carbondale Town Hall, Garfield County Public Health in Rifle, and the Garfield County Landfill.

For more information on the program, visit

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