It is illegal to dispose with trash and to mix with recycling.
Disposal instructions may be found at Proper Use and Disposal of Needles and Syringes (Mass DPH), or ask your pharmacist.
Needles and lancets may infect people or animals who come in contact with trash or recycling. Keep needles, syringes, and lancelets in secure plastic containers out of the reach of children.
Abington Health Department, 500 Gliniewicz Road, M-F 8am-4pm
Cohasset Town Hall, 41 Highland Ave
Duxbury Fire Dept, 668 Tremont Street, M-Sat, 8am-4pm
Hanover Fire Dept., 32 Center Street
Hingham Transfer Station (residents only)
Hull Police Dept., 1 School St; sharps containers available at Board of Health, 253 Atlantic Ave., suggested donation $5
Kingston Fire Department, 105 Pembroke Street
Middleboro Health Department, 10 Nickerson Avenue
Rockland Board of Health, 242 Union Street
Scituate Fire Department, 149 First Parish Road
Weymouth DPW, 120 Winter Street
Weymouth Town Hall, 75 Middle Road
Whitman BOH, 54 South Avenue
Check with your Visiting Nurse Association to see if there is a needle or prescription drug collection or re-use program in your area.
For more information, contact the Mass. Dept of Public Health, Division of Community Sanitation 617-727-2660.