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This is a DIY Sharps Container that I just made, it's not a heavy-duty container but it will do the job until I can dispose of the sharps at a Sharps Disposal Facility. This project costs $1.25 to make, and that's just for the bottle.

Step 1: Step 1: Buying the Bottle

I used a 1L Milk Bottle which costs $1.25.

Step 2: Step 2: Preparing the Bottle

Firstly I emptied all the milk out of the bottle, then I took all of the stickers off. It is okay if there are some sticker residue left on the bottle. As this will be covered later on in the process.

Step 3: Step 3: Taping the Bottle

I used some electrical tape I had lying around, I taped the main part of the bottle, but left a part for the label. [I taped all around the bottle].

Step 4: Step 4: Label & More Taping

I created a label which I then printed, laminated and hot glued onto the bottle. Then taped around the side of it.

Step 5: Step 5: Cap

This is the part where sharps will enter into the bottle, I drew lines on the cap like a pizza then cut them using a utility knife. Be careful not to cut yourself, although if I did I have my First Aid Kit on hand.

Step 6: Step 6: Testing

I used a pencil instead of a needle/syringe, and once the sharps have been inserted into the bottle there is really no way you can get them out without ruining the bottle or cap.

Effective and economical
Thank you!

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