Sharps is a medical term for devices with sharp points or edges that can puncture or cut skin. Examples of sharps include needles, syringes, lancets, auto injectors, infusion sets , and connection needles/sets. These types of devices need to be properly disposed to help prevent needle sticks, injuries, spread of diseases, and damage to recycling equipment. Sharps containers are made of hard plastic that are meant to be leak-proof as well as puncture resistant. Never recycle the container. Sharps should never be thrown loosely into the trash or toilet.