The City does not collect medical trash 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 leak proof, puncture-resistant container. When the container is full, seal the lid securely, tape it closed, and label the container “Home Sharps - not for recycling." Place the container with garbage for regular trash collection.
Do not recycle syringes or lancets. Never place sharps containers in a recycling bin.
Disposal of all other medical waste must be arranged through a licensed hauler.
Learn more about used syringe and lancet disposal.