|This has probably been dealt with many times in this forum, but I'm going to add my 2-cents' worth. In my former life, I was a nurse and so needle/sharp disposal was an issue I dealt with every day, and was something of which I was keenly aware. In my sewing room, I had puzzled for a long time about how to dispose of used and broken needles and pins without having them work their way through the trash and out the bottom of the bag. They were not so much a biohazard as a nuisance, and I tried several things. Putting them back into the plastic case they had been purchased in originally or poking them through a piece of scrap fabric worked, but there needed to be a better way. Finally it occurred to me to copy the way I had disposed of needles at the hospital. I took an empty cylinder of those pre-moistened wipers I use in the kitchen, tore off the label and viola! I had a hard container that the needles couldn't poke through that had a top that snapped shut. Now when I'm finished with them, needles and pins go into this container. When the container is full, I'll seal it with shipping tape and toss it in the trash.