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Prepare for the Unexpected

Protect yourself from unexpected hazards in household waste:

  • Always wear puncture resistant gloves while working.
  • Look at what you are picking up, before grabbing it.
  • Do not use your body to compress a trash bag or cardboard box
  • Do not pick up Red Bag waste, Sharps Containers, Biohazard labeled containers and/or needles. If you see these items, stop and notify your supervisor.
  • Use tools to pickup/cleanup broken glass, knives, razor blades and other sharp objects. Do not handle these objects if they appear to have blood or bodily fluids on them, notify your supervisor

*Blog courtesy of National Waste and Recycling Association. For more information visit