The sharps container is used to safely dispose of your used syringes. Throwing them in the garbage is not recommended and can cause injury to others. After you complete your injection, carefully recap the needle and place the used syringe in the sharps container.
Once you are done with the sharps container there are certain places to take it for proper disposal. Your used sharps container can be dropped off at your local ER for no charge. Your local pharmacy may also be able to dispose of it safely for you. For a more accurate list of where to dispose of the sharps container please visit http://www.safeneedledisposal.org/.