Medical Waste Disposal

The City does not collect medical waste except for syringes used in a residence. 

Used syringes and lancets (also known as "sharps") must be properly packaged and labeled and may be brought to any hospital or nursing home in New York State, which are required by law to act as collection centers. In addition, various local pharmacies and healthcare providers participate in the voluntary sharps collection program. 

If you are not using a sharps disposal program, place the sharps in a puncture-resistant container and label it “Home Sharps - not for recycling" and discard as regular garbage. Never place sharps containers in a recycling bin. 

 Disposal of all other medical waste must be arranged through a licensed hauler.