Sharps Disposal

Medical Waste - Community Sanitation

Image of a pile of loose needles - also known as sharps. Bring awareness of proper disposal methods.
There is a state-wide ban on the disposal of needles, syringes, and lancets (collectively known as "sharps") in household trash. Residents can no longer dispose of these items in that manner.

Proper Disposal


  • Sharps must be in a tightly sealed puncture-proof container. Individual or loose sharps will not be accepted. The Health Department reserves the right to refuse containers that are not deemed safe.
  • You must be a Shrewsbury resident. This program is not for businesses.
  • Come in anytime during normal hours of operation (8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Monday thru Friday). 
Non-residents should reach out to the Health Department within their own community for safe disposal options.