Health department offers needle disposal

The Bartholomew County Health Department is offering a program to help you dispose of needles, lancets and other sharp medical waste.

Next week is the start of Sharps Recycle Weeks. If you bring your used needles in their current container to the health department offices at 2675 Foxpointe Drive, you can trade them for a red sharps disposal container. When you fill that container you will be able to trade it in for a new container.

You must have a valid prescription that requires needle use to receive the new sharps container.

The promotion runs from Dec. 5th through the 16th.

For more information you can call the health department at 812-379-1555 and hit option 1. The Bartholomew County Health Department is open Monday through Friday, from 8 to 4.