Needles Lancets Sharps disposal in Newton MA

Disposing Needles and Lancets in Newton: New State Law Prohibits Sharps Disposal in Trash

Needles Lancets Sharps disposal in Newton MA ILoveNewton.comSharps Disposal Information for Newton residents: Sharps are needles and lancets used at home to inject medicine into people or pets. Properly disposing of sharps helps keep potentially harmful products out of the waste stream. A new state law takes effect July 1, 2012 that prohibits people from disposing of needles and lancets in the trash.

Household sharps are accepted for disposal at City Hall Customer Service and the Newton Health Department during regular business hours, Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesdays until 8 p.m. Sharps must be in a red medical waste or other sturdy plastic container. See the brochure at on the Health page for more specific information. Questions? Call 617-796-1420.

Newton Health Department

(next to Learning Express and Pure Barre)

1294 Center Street, Newton Centre, MA 02459 Directions
Telephone numbers:
Main number (617) 796-1420
Fax (617) 552-7063
Department Head: Dori Zaleznik, MD


City Hall Customer Service

Newton City Hall
1000 Commonwealth Ave
Newton Centre, MA 02459




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