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Community Household Sharps Collection

Stony Brook University Hospital has designated the Dental Care Center as its drop-off site for community household sharps collection. Long Island residents can place their used sharp object (needles, syringes, lancets, etc.) in a hard plastic container with a tight cap or lid, such as a plastic laundry detergent or bleach container. Please do not use plastic soda bottles, glass bottles, boxes, metal or coffee cans, or lightweight plastic containers as they may crack or be punctured by the sharps. When the container is full or you no longer will be generating sharps waste, tightly cap the container and seal with heavy duty tape for added protection. Label the sharps containers with the words “BIOHAZARD” using a waterproof ink marker.

Residents may bring their appropriate sharps container to the Main Reception Desk at the Dental Care Center, located on the campus of Stony Brook University, South Drive, any workday Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. For further information call (631) 444-6783.