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Posted on: December 18, 2015

[ARCHIVED] PUBLIC HEALTH SAFETY NOTICE REGARDING THE DISPOSAL OF “SHARPS”

Residents are reminded that on July 1, 2012, a state-wide ban on the disposal of needles,
syringes, and lancets (collectively known as "sharps") in household trash went into effect.
Accordingly, residents are not allowed to dispose of these items through the household
rubbish or through recycling.

Shrewsbury Residents can safely dispose of sharps at the Shrewsbury Health Department within
the Town Hall located at 100 Maple Avenue.

Requirements:
Sharps must be in a tightly sealed puncture-proof container*
(examples: laundry detergent bottle with a screw cap, tin coffee can with lid duct taped,
sharps container).

Individual or loose sharps will not be accepted (whether they have been used or not).

You must be a Shrewsbury resident. Please be prepared to show proof of residency.

*The Health Department reserves the right to refuse containers that are deemed unsafe.

If there are any questions, please contact the Board of Health at 508-841-8512.

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