Sharps Disposal

There is a state-wide ban on the disposal of needles, syringes, and lancets (collectively known as "sharps") in household trash took effect. Residents can no longer dispose of these items through the household trash.

Proper Disposal

Shrewsbury residents can dispose of sharps at the Shrewsbury Health Department.


  • 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.
  • Indicate your name or organization (ie. if you are representing a public school), address, and quantity of containers on a roster the Health Department has at their counter. This information will be used for tracking volume and budgeting purposes only.
Residents should also check with their healthcare provider for other proper disposal options.

Non-residents should reach out to the Health Department within their own community for safe disposal options.