Proper disposal of medical syringes at home can prevent injury, illness and pollution. Madison County's Safe Syringe Disposal Program makes syringe disposal easy and safe by providing special plastic containers for used medical syringes.
Bio-hazard sharps containers are FREE at any of our transfer stations.
How to use your red container:
Do NOT cap, remove or bend needles
Drop used syringe, with needle pointing down, into the container
For insulin pens, twist the needle off and place the needle in the red container. Put the empty pen in the trash. Absolutely no needles in the trash.
Do NOT overfill the container
When full, close and lock the safety lid. Tape shut.
Drop off your full container at any of the following locations:
Crouse Community Center 101 South Street, Morrisville (315) 684-9595
Community Memorial Hospital Building Service Office 150 Broad St, Hamilton (315) 824-6565
Oneida Health Care Center Classroom A, 1st floor Route 5, Genesee St., Oneida (315) 363-6000 Instructions: Bring properly packaged used sharps container to the front security desk through the main Emergency Room entrance.
The Grand at Chittenango 331 Russell St., Chittenango (315) 687-7255 COVID Instructions: Leave properly packaged used sharps container in the foyer of the building and let a receptionist know when you are dropping them off. Do not leave them at the front desk. Drop-off hours are Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 8 PM.
Call for hours and days of operation.
Drop off your filled sharps container at any of our transfer stations: Buyea Road Residential Station Cazenovia Transfer Station Hamilton Transfer Station Sullivan Transfer Station
Hosting a Community Clean-Up Event?
If you are a community organization planning a clean-up event in Madison County, our Health Department has needle clean up and disposal kits available. A short training video will be provided for proper use and handling. These kits are not intended for businesses or for individuals who generate sharps at home. For more information, please reach out to the Public Health Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.