Policy

There are several safe, approved methods of disposal for used needles, syringes and lancets. Palmer’s Pharmacy (2 E. Main Street, Johnstown) participates in the “Project Needle Smart” program.

A free 1 quart container or mini holder is given on request, and the store has an anonymous drop-off kiosk to deposit the container when filled. (Sharps disposal containers can also be purchased at all pharmacies).

Filled containers can also be dropped off at the Fulton Center for Rehabilitation and Health Care, 847 County Highway 122, Johnstown.

Call the facility at 518-773-3400 for drop-off information.

An alternate method is to place needles in a rigid plastic container, (such as a liquid laundry detergent bottle) and tape the top closed with duct tape and write "SHARPS" on the container. PUT IT IN THE GARBAGE.

A PLASTIC JUG WITH NEEDLES SHOULD NEVER GO IN WITH RECYCLABLES!