Syringe Exchange Programs provide sterile syringes to people who inject drugs. Consistently using a new sterile syringe for every injection is the best way to prevent being infected by or transmitting HIV, Hepatitis C, and other blood borne diseases. HIV and Hepatitis C can also be transmitted by sharing cookers, cottons, and other injection equipment. Even re-using your own needle multiple times can lead to abscesses, unnecessary scarring, and blown veins.

Take care of yourself and your friends by being safe!

Discard your used syringes safely by using one of these containers or other puncture-resistant container (like an empty laundry detergent or bleach bottle) that is clearly labeled “Contains sharps.”

Call 1-866-599-7260 for more information about:
  • Obtain FREE sterile syringes and safer injection supplies;
  • Dispose of used syringes safely; and
  • Learn more about how to reduce your risk of being infected by HIV or Hepatitis C


Help keep our community safe by disposing of used syringes properly.

Any resident of Nassau or Suffolk County can dispose of personal used sharps for free at the following locations:

Floral Park Police Department
Floral Blvd, Floral Park

Northport Village Police Department
Main Street, Northport

Suffolk County Police Department, 1st Precinct
Farmingdale Road/ Route 109, West Babylon

Suffolk County Police Department, 2nd Precinct
Park Avenue, Huntington

Suffolk County Police Department, 3rd Precinct
5th Avenue, Bay Shore

Suffolk County Police Department, 4th Precinct
Veterans Memorial Highway, Smithtown

Suffolk County Police Department, 5th Precinct
Waverly Avenue, Patchogue

Suffolk County Police Department, 6th Precinct
Middle Country Road, Selden

Suffolk County Police Department, 7th Precinct
William Floyd Parkway, Shirley


1. Call (866-599-7260), Text (631-352-2263), or Email ( us.

2. We will ask you a few questions to determine the type and quantity of syringes you need.

3. We will meet with you at a time and location convenient for you. We usually go to participants’ homes, but we can meet wherever you are most comfortable.

4. Enrollment will take at least 20 minutes and includes:
– Establishing anonymous ID code and issuing program card (demonstrates that you can legally possess new and used syringes);
– Brief risk assessment and education;
– Overdose prevention training and naloxone (Narcan); and
– Provision of syringes, safer injection supplies, sharps containers, and condoms.

5. If you would like any additional services (HIV/hepatitis C/STI testing, detox, treatment, medical or mental health care, insurance enrollment, etc), we can provide resources, referrals, and transportation.

Provision of syringes, safer injection supplies, sharps containers, and condoms.
See supplies brochure here.