Shipping costs are not based by percentage but more the item or shall we say vendor. Fitpacks, Daisytops and Sterifilts may be subject to residential fee for shipping charge. Additional shipping charges on cookers, safer smoking products, wall mounts and kiosks may be applicable to orders shipping to Hawaii and Alaska. Orders shipping to Alaska and Puerto Rico will be subject to an additional flat freight fee, email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
We take any used syringes, no questions asked. However, as stated earlier, we are not a commercial syringe disposal service. If you are a business, e.g., pharmacy, medical practice, veterinary clinic, etc. that regularly generates sharps, you should contact a commercial biohazardous waste and/or sharps service to pick-up and dispose of your waste.
We provide a variety of support services, such as fiscal sponsorship, technical assistance, and when resources allow, program support packages to new and/or struggling SEPs. Unfortunately, we currently do not have the resources to provide financial support to SEPs.
We take/pick-up used syringes to ensure that they are disposed of properly. We are not a commercial syringe disposal service. If you are a business, e.g., pharmacy, medical practice, veterinary clinic, etc. that regularly generates sharps, you should contact a licensed commercial biohazardous waste and/or sharps disposal service (e.g., Stericycle) to pick-up and dispose of your waste.
Our Buyers Club Team is more than happy to assist in providing tracking on any of your orders. Please let a Team Member know you would like tracking (before the order has been placed) so that we may ensure that we can provide this for you. After placing the order we will provide you with the tracking number.
If you operate an SEP and would like to be included in the directory or would like to update your agencies information please reach out to Stephanie@nasen.org Please note: It is the responsibility of each agency to keep information and services as up to date as possible. If you feel your agency information is in need of updating please send a request to Stephanie@nasen.org
Well, that depends on several different things. Every state, county, city, public health district, etc. has their own set of laws, statutes, rules, etc. regarding syringe possession, distribution, and syringe service program laws. Which rules will apply to your program will depend on where the program is located. The web-site lawatlas.org is a phenomenal resource for laws and statutes regarding state-by-state interpretations of topics everyone running a SEP should familiarize themselves with (Good Samaritan Overdose Prevention Laws, Naloxone Overdose Prevention Laws, Syringe Distribution Laws, Syringe Possession Laws, and Syringe Service Program Laws). Knowing the legal standing of your (proposed) program is a great foundation. If there are SEPs operating in your city/county/state I highly encourage you talk to the people running them. If they have been in operation for some time, they will be a wealth of information regarding the regulations, requirements, etc. that are helpful to know before starting a program. In addition, they will know about the mundane, but critical, aspects of running an exchange, such as where to get supplies, where/how to properly dispose of used syringes, how to attract and organize volunteers, how to get funding/support/donations, etc. If possible, volunteer with a SEP, to gain an understanding of how a they run and the myriad health and social service needs of PWUD/PWID you’ll need to consider. Running a highly successful SEP is about more than just handing out syringes -though this is very important, it is the least of what people running a SEP do. Thirty minutes observing at a SEP or talking to an outreach worker, will demonstrate this. What you’ll also need to know is what participants need, and what you’re prepared to provide. Here are some helpful reference materials when considering starting Syringe Exchange Program: Guidelines for Syringe Exchange Funded By the California Department of Health Office of AIDS – California Department of Public Health, 2020 Guide to Starting and Managing Needle and Syringe Programmes - World Health Organization, Department of HIV/AIDS, 2007 Starting and Managing Needle and Syringe Exchange Programs: A guide for Central and Eastern Europe and the newly independent states of the former Soviet Union, Dave Burrows, 2000
The web-site: https://safeneedledisposal.org/ is a great resource for syringe disposal locations and regulations. You can search by zip code or by state. If no disposal sites are nearby, this site also provides information for how to handle used sharps in compliance with state guidelines. Most SEPs will also take back syringes. You can find a fairly extensive listing of SEPs on the NASEN web-site.
We’d love to help SSPs in all states. Assistance is not based on the state in which an SSP is located. Assistance, information, fiscal sponsorship, T.A., etc. is available to anyone/SSP that requests it.