Safe Sharp Disposal

Needles, syringes, lancets and other sharp health care products should never be recycled!

Sharp Disposal Bin

Danger to Recycling Workers

Sharps may be contaminated and pose a danger to recycling workers. They can also cause costly delays and equipment malfunctions during the recycling process.

Proper Disposal

To properly dispose of sharps:

  1. Place sharps in a puncture-proof container with a tight-fitting lid.
  2. Label the container with your name, address and phone number.
  3. Call one of the drop-off locations to arrange for someone to meet you.

More Information

For more information, contact the Cayuga County Health Department at 315-253-1560.