SHREWSBURY – The Shrewsbury Health Department is reminding residents that needles, syringes and lancets should not be disposed in regular household trash in Massachusetts.
That’s under a statewide ban that went into effect in 2012.
In Shrewsbury, residents can bring their sharps to the Health Department to properly dispose of them during their business hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.
Sharps must be in a tightly-sealed puncture proof container, and individual or loose sharps won’t be accepted.
This program is reserved only for Shrewsbury residents, not businesses. However, non-residents can reach out to the Health Department for information about disposal options in their communities at 508-841-8384 or at [email protected].