Franklin County, Massachusetts
Sharps Disposal Program
The Solid Waste District provides free one quart or one gallon sharps boxes to residents who use needles and lancets. Once a sharps box is full, you can bring it to one of eight Franklin County locations, and pick up an empty sharps box to take home. This program is open to residents of Bernardston, Buckland, Charlemont, Colrain, Conway, Deerfield, Erving, Gill, Greenfield, Hawley, Heath, Leverett, Leyden, Montague, New Salem, Northfield, Orange, Rowe, Shelburne, Sunderland, Warwick, Wendell, and Whately. There is no charge to residents for use of the program. You may use whichever collection site is most convenient for you.
Safe disposal of sharps protects recycling and trash collection workers, as well as family members of sharps users. Help us prevent unintended needle sticks – use our sharps collection program from now on.
Sharps boxes may be picked up and dropped off at these locations:
Franklin County Solid Waste District, 50 Miles St., Greenfield. Hours vary
Heath Town Nurse, 1 East Main St., Heath. Tues 12:15-1:15 & Thurs. 11-1
Montague Board of Health, Town Hall, 1 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Wed. 9:30-11:30
New Salem Board of Health, 19 So. Main St., New Salem. Monday 9-11
Orange Board of Health, 135 East Main St., Orange. T, Th 10-12
Rowe Town Nurse, 321 Zoar Rd., Rowe. M, W, F 9-5
West County Physicians, 25 Heath Stage Terrace, Charlemont. M-F 9-4
Whately Health Center - Dr. Jones, 181 State Rd, Whately Tuesday 9-2
Franklin County Solid Waste Management
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