Oswego Health accepts approved containers of used needles and syringes, also known as sharps, at several of its facilities.
Sharps can be brought to the Oswego Hospital Health Services Center Suite G 50 and to the reception desk of The Manor at Seneca Hill, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. excluding holidays.
The used needles and syringes can also be brought to the Urgent Care Center in Fulton during the hours of 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.
To participate in Oswego HealthÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s waste acceptance program, all needles, syringes, lancets, and other sharps must be placed in a puncture resistant, leak proof container. Sharps of any kind should not be stored in soda cans, coffee cans, milk cartons, glass bottles or in any containers that are not puncture resistant.
Bleach and laundry detergent bottles are an example of a recommended storage container for used sharps.
It is very important to never leave medical waste such as needles or syringes at the drop site unattended.
For more information on how to dispose of medical sharps, contact Oswego Hospital at 349-5635.
Oswego Healthcare system includes the Oswego Hospital, The Manor at Seneca Hill, a skilled nursing facility; Springside at Seneca Hill, a retirement living community; an urgent care center in Fulton, as well as health services centers in Mexico, Parish and now Phoenix. For more information, call (315) 349-5500 or visit oswegohealth.org.