Where do all of the needles and other disposable sharps go after they get put into the sharps containers in hospitals?

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Where do all of the needles and other disposable sharps go after they get put into the sharps containers in hospitals?

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Typically such potentially hazardous bio waste would be taken to a processing facility where it would be put through an autoclave, a device that cooks it with high pressure steam to destroy any biological hazards. At that point it can be sent to a landfill as normal.