CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New disposal boxes are being installed in the New Hampshire Statehouse and Legislative Office Building to safely collect syringes, needles and other so-called ‘‘medical sharps.’’
The secure metal boxes will be provided by Waste Management, Inc., which plans to collect and dispose of the sharps for free. The agreement is being announced Thursday by Gov. John Lynch, who is proclaiming November ‘‘Safe Disposal of Medical Sharps Month.’’
Lawmakers also are announcing a plan to provide 20,000 free labels to people who use medical sharps at home. The labels are designed to be applied to sealed bottles and will read ‘‘Medical Sharps Container — Not for Recycling.’’
The labels will be available at transfer stations and will be distributed by Granite State Diabetes Educators.