Board of Health

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Board Members

  • Stephen A. Vigeant
    Term Expires June 30, 2020
  • Jennie Fishman, MPH
    Term Expires June 30, 2021
  • Dr. George Abraham
    Term Expires June 30, 2022

EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2019 - The Solid Waste & Recycling Program transitioned to the Department of Public Works (DPW), located on the 2nd floor of the Town Hall.

If you have questions about the new program, please contact:

     Waste Management directly at 1-800-972-4545 or
     Department of Public Works (DPW) at 508-841-8502

Rubbish & Recycling no longer falls under the Board of Health.

Date of Record:  November 2, 2018

Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Regulations adopted by the Shrewsbury Board of Health

On November 2, 2018, the Shrewsbury Board of Health voted to enact a regulation entitled “Regulations Prohibiting Smoking in Workplaces and Public Places". The regulation includes, but is not limited prohibiting smoking within a 25 foot buffer zone around municipal building entrances accessible to the public, prohibiting smoking at all municipal owned parks, play grounds recreational facilities and beaches. E-cigarettes use is also prohibited wherever smoking is prohibited. The regulation will go into effect on January 1, 2019. Copies of this regulation are available in the office of the Board of Health at the Richard D. Carney Municipal Office Building, 100 Maple Avenue, Shrewsbury, MA 01545.

Please see ETS Regulations - effective 01-01-19 below under "Related Documents"

Mission Statement
The mission of the Shrewsbury Board of Health is to promote general health of the community, the wellness in the individual, and to inspire conditions by which people can remain healthy. We offer educational resources and promulgate and enforce local, state and national regulations as required by law. We promote sanitary living conditions for all our residents and strive to protect the environment from harm and pollution.

The Health Department is run by the Board of Health whose primary concerns are activities related to health and the environment:

  • Collection and disposal of solid waste
  • Food service sanitation
  • Handling of leaves, grass, and yard waste
  • Hazardous materials, especially mercury
  • Housing
  • Illegal dumping
  • Operation of the ash residue landfill
  • Recycling
  • Sewage disposal
  • Smoking and exposure to environmental tobacco smoke