|In the past I have always used an empty film canister in which I've placed used, bent or broken needles, however, since the digital camera is more often the norm these days, film canisters are harder to come by.
Recently I purchased some tooth picks that came in a plastic canister (about the same size as the film canister), with a swivel top, that when open, allowed just one toothpick to be dispensed through a small hole ... I now have a new 'sharps' container.
I know there have been various suggestions for the safe disposal of used needles, but the toothpick holder is proving ideal. Unlike the film canister, if it is open and accidently knocked over there is less chance of the contents spilling through the small toothpick dispensing holes.