Health Department

CMRPHA2023 02-23-23

The Shrewsbury Health Department fields local public health-related inquiries and facilitates activities related to health and the environment. It is run by the Board of Health and primarily oversees the following areas: 

  • Food service sanitation 
  • Mercury Collection:  thermometers and thermostats (only)

To learn how to dispose of light bulbs, CFL's, fluorescent tubes, batteries, hazardous waste, or any other item, please visit Trash & Recycling or call 508-841-8591 for more information. The Trash & Recycling program is managed by the Department of Public Works (DPW). 

  • Sharps Collection: needles, lancets, EpiPens (Shrewsbury residents only) 
  • Polystyrene Ban 
  • Housing 
  • Nuisance 
  • Operation of the ash residue landfill 
  • Sewage disposal 
  • Smoking and exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) 

Shrewsbury is a member of the Central MA Regional Public Health Alliance (CMRPHA), which provides the Health Department and Board of Health with public health recommendations and additional services, including community health, environmental health, emergency preparedness, nursing, and epidemiology.

  1. Community Recycling Fundraiser - April 16, 2023

    The Shrewsbury Rotary Club is hosting a Community Recycling Fundraiser on Sunday, April 16, 2023 from Noon to 3:00 p.m. in front of the Shrewsbury Town Hall, 100 Maple Avenue. Recycling Fundraiser Flyer
  2. Electronics Recycling Event - April 22, 2023

    Saturday, April 22, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at St. Nicholas Church, 34 Gold Street, Shrewsbury, MA. Accepting any and all electronics, bikes, appliances and more. All Towns welcome! Questions? Email: Recycling Flyer
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About the Health Department

The regional health district provides a comprehensive array of services to partner municipalities through a single organization managed by the Worcester's Division of Public Health. The inspiration to develop a regional alliance arose from the considerable disparity in size, available resources, and kinds and types of resources offered by each municipality.