Shrewsbury Health Dept. offers sharps disposal

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Shrewsbury Health Dept. offers sharps disposal
Erin Shanahan prepares COVID-19 vaccines during a clinic in Northborough in November of last year. (Photo/Laura Hayes)

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].