Project Needle Smart Syringe Disposal Program


Project Needle Smart serves as a community safe sharps collection program in support of alternative needle/syringe disposal throughout the Capital Region.

Project Needle Smart offers awareness on proper access and disposal of needles and syringes. You can help prevent injury, illness and pollution by learning about safe disposal of sharps.

Greene County Public Health Department was recognized as a 2014 Model Practice Award recipient by the National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO) for a program that demonstrates exemplary and replicable qualities in response to a critical local public health need. NACCHO Model Practice Award Press Release

If you have used or unwanted needles, or would like a free sharps container, please visit one of our drop-off kiosk locations. All kiosks are outside and have 24/7 access unless otherwise noted.

Cairo (2 locations)

CVS Pharmacy – Routes 23 and 32

Hannaford Supermarket & Pharmacy – 223 Main Street


Greene County Office Building – Water Street Side (top of stairs leading to creek)


EmUrgent Care – 11835 Route 9W

East Durham

Durham Town Hall (New Location) – 7309 Route 81


Kelly’s Pharmacy – 4852 Route 81

(Inside; Mon-Fri 9am-7pm; Sat-Sun 9am-3pm)


Hunter Ambulance – 5740 Route 23A


Windham Pharmacy – 68 Route 296