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Sharps Collection and Disposal Guidelines


State Health, Department of

Hospitals and nursing homes must accept discarded or unused sharps, needles, and scalpels from patients. This is required by law in New York State.

Staff, consumers, and medical professionals should review safe disposal and collections guidelines.

NYS Department of Health

NYC Metropolitan Area Office
90 Church Street, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10007-2919
Phone 2124174921

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)

Division of Water - Water Well Program
625 Broadway, 4th Floor
Albany, NY 12233-3508
Phone (877) 472-2619
Fax (518) 402-8290
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