Health Department

CMRPHA2023 02-23-23

The Central MA Regional Public Health Alliance (CMRPHA) is a coalition of municipalities (Grafton, Shrewsbury, West Boylston, and the City of Worcester) working cooperatively to create and sustain a viable, cost-effective, and labor-efficient regional public health district.

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

  • Food service sanitation

  • Mercury Collection:  thermometers and thermostats (only)
    To learn how to dispose of light bulbs, CFL's, fluorescent tubes, 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)
  1. 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
  2. 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
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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.