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Garbage Worker Says: Keep These Out Of Trash
Thursday, 20 November 2014 18:24
A lot of hypodermic needles are being tossed into the garbage in Chattooga County and creates a health hazard for garbage workers.
Approximately 430 Chattooga County residents use at least one hypodermic syringe a day to treat diabetes, according to figures based off the CDC's statistics.
County garbage workers ask diabetics and others needle users to keep them out of the trash. Instead, place needles in a plastic enclosure like a soda bottle, milk jug or a biohazard container.
County garbage transfer station worker Jack Ledford says people can drop those containers off at the garbage transfer station office, Stockade Road.