Like many others I put all damaged and worn out needles in a container. Sporadically I pass it on to my daughter who disposes of it in a sharps container at work
Reva, I use the old pill bottle, too. I have also saved them on the side of the machine - stuck into an old pin cushion - until the container they come in is empty then fill it up - put a large X on it and throw it away. The old pill bottle holds so much more and you don't have to throw it away for a very long time - I haven't broken a needle in a long time. *4U
I use mine to hang pictures etc. They are very sturdy and do not make as big a hole as a nail.
Oops...I guess you said "Broken" needles. I was thinking about used/dull needles, sorry!
I pick them up with the vacuum cleaner, I should be more careful as I did stand on a sewing needle years ago it went in eye end first and broke off and lodged near my heal bone. I had to have general anesthetic to have it dug out. But I really don't break many needles. I have only broke on in two years in my embroidery machine.
I do the same thing.
Hi I Put the needle through a little piece of cardboard bigger then the needle making sure the ppoint is enbeded in the cardboard. Then I use masking tape around it. When I place them in the trash there is no chance of a needle stick. Suzanne
I use an old pill bottle to dispose of them, too. It's a great way to avoid someone (like me! :) sticking their finger with an old needle.
Have been putting mine in old pill bottles for years.
I place mine in the pill bottle or empty film canister too. It keeps me safe and those who get my refuse.
Broken pins and needle go into a pill or some other small container at my house also. When I'm away from home I use a piece of cardboard/paper to protect in the trash.
I have been using a small container beside my machine for years to collect the broken needles. So much safer to do this
I have to admit that I push them in my trash-box. I have a broken needle about every 3 or 4 month so I have to collect very long to fill even a tic-tac-box and I don't think that the scrap-dealer coming along in our street will take them. What do you do with your collected metall? Something special I missed? ;o)
You should send that tip to Embroidery Library as a tip of the day, might get a certificate to buy designs out of it!
I may do that...what have I got to lose.
It is already there.
Tic Tac boxes are great also.
I save mine in a film container (now with all the digital cameras harder to find) then I use them instead of a nail when I want to hang something on the wall. They are very sturdy and make a very tiny hole.
Never thought of that. I like that idea. Thank you.
What a great Idea! My walls are plaster so I don't know if that would work for me but wow, cool idea!
I use film containers too when I have too many, I have a sharps container that diabetics use and dispose of them that way.
I use an old film container. Just the right size and safe.
I use things like pill bottles too. Right now I have a little tiny plastic box. I don't know where it came from but I found it around the house and thought it was the perfect size! :)
Not a silly question at all, Reva. I, too, use an empty pill bottle to dispose of my broken needles. I recall many years ago stepping barefoot on a needle that had gotten lodged upright in the carpet pile! Ouch! Very painful initially, then sore for quite some time afterwards! When I remember this incident, I CAREFULLY dispose of needles, and watch for any pins dropping onto the floor.
I've done that too...very painful. Reva