In this document you will find a guide that provides assistance with planning sharps waste disposal systems through the five important steps: review existing legislation and policy, collection of data in your district; review sharps collection options; review options for disposal in non-incineration areas; complete map by assigning disposal systems to non-incinerator health facilities; and create a district planning guide to calculate needs and plan implementation.

Corporate author(s): PATH

Publication date: 2004

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Planning for Safe Syringe Disposal

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Related regions: Global

See also: Health technologies > Health care waste management

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