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Disposal of medical waste presents unique challenges when it becomes a part of the waste stream. Finding and implementing solutions that allow residents to easily dispose of their medical waste properly is the number one way to reduce exposure and contamination to workers and public. Safely disposing of this waste also avoids contamination of waterways and soil. Medical waste includes household sharps as well as anything contaminated by blood, bodily fluids, or other potentially infectious materials.


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Handling Sharps in the Home:
Proper Disposal Instructions for Sharps.
Print Your Own Sharps Container Label.


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Handling Medications in the Home:
Safely Dispose of Medications at Home.
Management of Medical Wastes.


Drug Take-back locations in the North Country:

Rx Drop Box Map

Drug Take Back Locations Statewide.