Disposal of Needles

Statewide Ban on Disposal of Needles in Household Trash

Effective July 1, 2012, needles, syringes and lancets (referred to as “sharps”) shall not be disposed of in solid municipal waste, including household waste and shall be collected and disposed of at proper disposal sites.

The Town of Duxbury will be collecting all unused and used sharps at the Duxbury Fire Station, 668 Tremont St, Duxbury.  The collection hours are Monday to Friday from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm, and Saturdays 8:00 am to 4:00 pm if personnel are present.

All sharps must be brought in proper sharps containers; loose needles will not be accepted.  Fire Department personnel must be present at time of drop off.  Please do not leave unattended sharps at fire station.

This new regulation applies to household trash that is brought to the transfer station as well as curbside pick up.

For further information, please contact the Board of Health at (781) 934-1100 ext. 5491.