Location: Evans Town Hall, Lobby of the Town Clerk & Parks Departments
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8am - 4pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
There are 2 bins for Sharps & Medications.
The bin on LEFT accepts Medications/Syrups/Creams/Over the Counter items - No Sharps.
The bin on the RIGHT accepts ALL SHARPS - No Medications.
SHARPS/NEEDLES ARE ACCEPTED - They must be in a container no larger than a 2 liter pop bottle or use the containers that are provided for free on the top of the bin.
MEDICATIONS/SYRUPS/CREAMS/OVER THE COUNTER - Leave these items in their prescription container
Each bin is clearly labeled as to whether it is for sharps or medications.
It is mandatory that your medication is dropped off into the correct bin.
It is not necessary to remove the prescription label.
Handle with Care - Household Medical Items
Stay safe and Recycle Right NY! Safe handling and management of household medical items is important. Needles, syringes, masks, gloves, and medication can be dangerous to people and the environment if improperly disposed of. Please keep these items out of your recycling bin. Managing these items safely and responsibly helps keep your community safe!
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Used masks and gloves belong in the trash, not your recycling bin or the environment. With the increased use of these items, improper disposal is contaminating recycling streams, putting recycling workers at risk, and creating litter in our communities. Learn more on how to make a homemade reusable mask from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- Needles & Syringes (“Sharps”): Used needles, syringes, and lancets should never go in the recycling bin. Medical sharps, whether loose or stored in a plastic container, that are placed in recycling bins injure local recycling facility employees by pricking them and spreading bloodborne illnesses like HIV and Hepatitis C.
- Unused Medications: Never put unused medications in the recycling bin or down the drain. Doing so contaminates other recyclable materials and pollutes local waterways. Putting medications in the trash is a last resort, and all of the proper steps should be followed. Learn how to responsibly dispose of unused medications and find medication drop-box locations near you.
- Medicine Bottles: Some local recycling programs accept empty medicine bottles while many others do not. Be sure to “Know before you throw!” by checking with your municipality, hauler, or local pharmacy about recycling options. If they are accepted, remove or black out labels before recycling. If not, donate to an organization for reuse or reuse at home.