Sharps Disposal Information

Drop-off Locations

Questions Please visit the website or call the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH).

Effective July 1st, 2012: A statewide ban on the disposal of needles, syringes and lances (referred to collectively as "sharps") in household trash took effect. Through amendments to the medical waste regulations [105 CMR 480 minimum requirements for the management of medical or biological waste (state sanitary code chapter VIII)]