Medical Waste

Radiological Medication Residuals
If you or your pets are receiving medical treatment involving radioactive materials, all residuals or personal items that would collect body fluids should be returned to the hospital or health care facility where you or your pet received the treatment, for proper disposal. Your doctor will advise you as to how long after treatment you will need to continue taking these precautions.

These items include, but are not limited to:
  • Diapers
  • Excreta
  • Kitty litter
  • Sanitary napkins
  • Tampons
  • Tissues

Please do not put your soiled products including kitty litter into your household trash until after the safe date has passed. If you dispose of the waste before the safe date, it could result in costly clean-up charges for the City of New Rochelle.

If you have any questions, please call the Westchester County Health Department at (914) 813-5000.