Medical Sharps Disposal

Medical Sharps (Needles, Syringes, and Lancelets)

  • Do not put medical sharps in trash or recycling.
  • Needles and lancets may infect people or animals who come in contact with trash or recycling. It is illegal to dispose with trash and to mix with recycling
  • The Town of Norwell offers free sharps disposal for residents at the Norwell Fire Dept. Headquarters located at 300 Washington St.
  • We accept any FDA approved sharps container which can be purchased online or at your local pharmacy.

If you cannot obtain a FDA approved sharps container, you can use an empty household container with the following features:

  • Tight-fitting lid that cannot be punctured
  • Made of heavy-duty plastic
  • Does not leak
  • A common use acceptable household container is an empty and rinsed out Laundry Detergent bottle
  • Unacceptable container examples are: Milk containers/jugs, soda, juice, and water bottles,and all glass containers

Before dropping off a household container at the Fire Station:

  • Secure the lid and tape shut
  • ​​​​​​​Clearly label the container as "Sharps Biohazard"

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