What do you do with used sharps in New York State?
Sharps Waste includes needles, syringes, scalpels and other related waste. Sharps should never be thrown loosely into the trash or toilet.
Knowing how to dispose of your pet's sharps waste is super important.
The preferred method of disposal is via a community sharps program. All hospitals and nursing homes in the state of New York with the exception of federal facilities, are mandated by law to accept properly contained home-generated sharps.
If you do not have a sharps container, you can simply place them in a heavy duty plastic container, such as an empty laundry detergent bottle. When the sharps container or heavy duty plastic container is full, simply place it in your regular household trash! (Ensure the container is sealed)
All hospitals and nursing homes in the state of New York with the exception of federal facilities, are mandated by law to accept properly contained home-generated sharps.
Local Disposal Locations:
Somers Manor Rehabilitation
189 Route 100, Somers, NY
Rosary Hill Home
600 Linda Lane, Hawthorne, NY
46 Mt Ebo Road, Brewster, NY
Putnam Hospital Center
670 Stoneleigh Avenue, Carmel, NY
Putnam Nursing & Rehab
404 Ludingtonville Rd, Holmes, NY
Waterview Hills Rehabilitation & Nursing Center
537 Route 22, Purdys, NY