Needle Safety - NIU - Environmental Health and Safety

Environmental Health and Safety

Needle Safety

Needle Safety is a concern for everyone from the person who needs to inject needed medication to the person who is responsible for final disposal of used needles. For those on campus there is a program in which they can receive a suitable container for their used needles and pick up of full containers. These are then disposed of through the university Biowaste program.

Used Needle Disposal Program

Plastic containers for disposal of used syringes and needles are available, in Environmental Health and Safety, for use by students.

Those students who are diabetic or otherwise using syringes and needles for medical purposes are invited to call Dave Scharenberg at 815-753-1093. The needle container and the disposal of full containers are free to students. There are no forms to fill out and no personal information needs to be given to receive the containers.

The purpose of this program is to provide a safe means for student to dispose of used medical syringes.