When I break a needle or bend a pin or the head of the pin pops off I put it in one of these little tins of something... sorry are they gum or lollies? (I got this from my colleague who eats them all day) Anyway, I put them in this as I can't bear the thought of me putting them in the rubbish and someone stepping on them. No one is trying to make a living out of the rubbish tips here (I think) like they must in some places, but still, the thought that someone would get stuck horrifies me. In the old days I used to use one of those little round flat container that needles of all sizes would come in... you know the one... it had a clear top and you'd twist it to let the needle come out of the little hole on the circumference of the container. When you start using a little sharps container, you really notice how many pins, needles and machine needles you go through. I keep mine on the window sill just behind my machines.
There are some slightly bigger ones my colleague gave me too.. I use these to keep my headphones nice, instead of tossing them around my bags. I also use one for my phone charging cord.
How do you dispose of your sharps?