OSWEGO, NY – 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 Oswego Health’s urgent care centers in Central Square and Fulton during the hours of 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.
To participate in Oswego Health’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.