Household Sharps and Medication Disposal

Household generated "sharps" include hypodermic needles, syringes, and lancets. They are typically used in the home for insulin injection or for administering medications to treat some chronic diseases such as allergies, arthritis, and multiple sclerosis.

Managing and disposing of household generated sharps safely reduces pollution to the environment and prevents injury and disease transmission from needle-sticks.

Never leave needles or syringes on streets, in parks, or anywhere else where they could injure someone.

For more information on Household Sharps Disposal, visit the Safe Needle Disposal website or the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation website.

Sharps Disposal Sites in Cortland County

Find Hospital Sharps Collection Sites (PDF) or call the New York State Department of Health at 800-522-5006 (Growing Up Healthy hotline) to find sharps disposal sites in your area. TTY: 800-655-1789.

Disposal of Medicines

Dispose of Unwanted Meds Here