How do you dispose of lancets?

Lancets are intended for single use only. Place all used and unused lancets in an FDA-cleared sharps disposal container immediately after sample collection. Dispose of used sharps disposal containers according to your community guidelines.

If an FDA-cleared container is not available, a heavy-duty plastic household container with a tight-fitting lid can be used as an alternative. Additional information on sharps disposal can be found in this FDA “Be Smart with Sharps” pamphlet.