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

Effective 07/07/20, the Town Hall is open to the public by appointment only. If you have sharps to dispose of, please call the Health Department at 508-841-8345 to schedule an appointment.


  • 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. Please be prepared to show proof of residency.
Non-residents should reach out to the Health Department within their own community for safe disposal options.