PROPER DISPOSAL OF
HYPODERMIC SYRINGES
NEEDLES AND LANCETS

(Protect Yourself and Protect Sanitation Workers)

 

Please Note:

No hypodermic syringes, needles or lancets (Sharps) of any kind are collected or accepted at Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency. 

All Sharps must be disposed of in an approved puncture, spill and leak proof container available at your local drug store.
 


Sharps - Including needles, syringes and lancets must be placed in a rigid, puncture resistant container with a secure closure. 
As of July 1996, sharps from Dutchess County households can be taken to area hospitals for proper disposal.  Some area hospitals offer approved containers for sale.
Sharps in improper containers can cause injury to sanitation workers handling your household trash.
Used Sharps Cannot Be Recycled! Sharps containers should never be placed in recycling bins.

Where to Go With Sharps Containers

Northern Dutchess Hospital:
Residents may bring their sharps containers to Plant Services Monday through Friday 8AM to 4PM.  For more information contact Northern Dutchess Hospital at (845) 871-3900.
MidHudson Regional Hospital:
Sharps containers will be accepted Mon thru Fri between 6:30AM and 10PM and Sat & Sun between 7:30AM and 4PM in the Resource Center on the 1st Floor in the Thome Building.  Call (845) 483-5000.  Or, you may also drop off quart size or smaller sharps containers in the black kiosk near the Turning Point entrance.
Vassar Brothers Hospital:
Sharps containers will be accepted by requesting a security officer at the info desk in the main lobby, everyday between 8AM and 8PM.  Call (845) 454-8500 ext 74402.
Directions from Route 9D:
Cross over from Route 9D onto Red Schoolhouse Road, then turn right onto Route 52/Fishkill Avenue.  Continue on Route 52/Fishkill Avenue, turn right at Delavan Avenue, then continue up the hill and make a right at Hastings Drive.
Directions from Main Street Beacon:
Start out going Southwest on Main Street toward Herbert Street.  Turn right onto Herbert Street.  Turn right onto Blackburn Avenue.  Turn right onto Fishkill Avenue/ Route52.  Turn left onto Delavan Avenue.  Turn right onto Hastings Drive.

Sharps containers are available for purchase starting at $2.50 for a
 2 quart size container.

Each location reserves the right to reject improper containers.


For more information about sharps and solid waste management,
call us at (845) 463-6020 or email us: