Sharps & Unwanted Medications Disposal

Unwanted Medication Guidelines

Unwanted medications can be brought to a collection box located at:

Broome County Sheriff's Office (Administration lobby)
155 Lt. VanWinkle Drive
Binghamton, NY

Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm Monday-Friday

 *Additional off-site collections will be held throughout the year through the Sheriff's office.

 

Household Sharps Disposal Guidelines

Follow the below guidelines when storing sharps until they can safely be disposed of. 
Household Sharps & Medical Waste Guide

DO-
  • Place used Sharps in a sharps container. Containers can be purchased at the local drug store. If you do not have a sharps container use a plastic bottle that cannot be broken or punctured, such as a detergent bottle. Screw cap on & tape cap. Write “SHARPS” on the container. Bring to a designated drop-off location that accepts sharps.
  • Place sharps in container directly after use. Keep container closed and away from children and pets. Store in a secure location.
  • When traveling bring container with you.
 
DON'T-
  • Don’t put sharps containers in the trash.*
  • Don’t clip, bend or put the cap back on used sharps
  • Don’t put loose used sharps or used sharps container in with the recyclables
  • Don’t put used sharps in soda cans, milk cartons, glass bottles or containers that can be broken or punctured. Coffee cans are not safe because plastic lids come off easily, leak and can be punctured.
*Used sharps containers can be placed in the trash only if access to a drop-off is not available
 
 
 

Sharps Disposal Locations

For a full listing of local sharps disposal locations visit New York State Directory of Community Sharps Collection Sites
 

 

  


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