i wrap mine in a little bit of card, then packing tape then like you, in side something that is sealed... but saying that i do have a sharps bin in the cupboard for accupunture needles, i guess its safe enough to put them in there... just never thought about it.
i dont use a scalpal, but have a couple of cutting knives which both have lids. I used to use one of those knives that you snap a piece off each time... did the same with those bits too, even though they are small they are still very dangerous.
My OH nearly slashed his wrist with a scalpal, it slips as he was cutting something and caught th etop of his hand... i have never seen blood spurt out so much... he looked a right site in the car wrapped up with tea towels... thats what we grabbed first... then a 14 mile trip to A&E. he was very lucky...so I'm always cautious about leaving knives around
Great idea with the cigar tube.... don't smoke them so dont have any tubes lol