Addressed to Orange County Integrated Waste Management Disposal
To whom this may concern:
On September 1 of this year, it will become illegal to dispose of sharps in the garbage. To my knowledge, OC does not have an integrated policy for sharps disposal for private users (diabetics and others who must use needles for their prescription medications). Other counties in the state have programs in existence already. What does OC do for this need? Is there a program in existence or is there one being developed?
Most hospitals, doctors, etc. will not accept these used needles. What should a person like myself do? I do a self-injection every day for management of my Multiple Sclerosis and want to dispose of my needles in the correct manner. I know there are countless others who face the same issue on a daily basis, people who cannot make a special trip to a drop point because of disability.
Please let me know what your plans are for OC. If I can help in any way, offer any guidance from the community of users, please let me know.