? Vet tech/s @ new clinic looked at me like had three heads. They wanted me to get a needle clippers. I don't see the point. I don't mean to be a naysayer, but I don't follow the logic. The needles get clipped off the syringe and held in a tray at the bottom of the clipper and then after 1,500 needles, throw the clipper away. Ok.......what about the lancet? In my brain, the tip placed on the used lancet has a way better chance of coming off and the lancet poking someone on the way to the landfill than the syringe cap coming off. Why don't the lancet tips get clipped? Didn't mean to be a horse's hind end, but I wanted to know why their way was better? no..answer....... Also, if the world is wanting to reduce toxic drizzle into the water and soil, the sharps container adds a layer if containment to any substance in the syringe. Trimming off the needle leaves a bigger opening to let matter out and not using a sharps container allows mixing in general trash. I didn't want the needle clipper, but needles and clipper are sold at a single unit price point at the vet (read you pay for it if you take it or not) so I took it. So, how do you dispose of needles, syringes and lancets in your part of the planet? I'm still okay with the sharps container. Oh, and a big deal was made about I couldn't bring them used needles for disposal. I looked and said, "I wasn't planning on it....." It was a weird vet visit.