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, 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.

Baystate Franklin Medical Center has a sharps kiosk in the main lobby. Sharps must be in a sharps box to be accepted. The hospital does not supply empty sharps boxes.

Sharps boxes may be picked up and dropped off at these locations:

Franklin County Solid Waste District, 117 Main St., 2nd Floor, Greenfield. Hours vary Call to schedule: 413-772-2438

Deerfield Board of Health, 8 Conway St., S. Deerfield Monday 9 - 1

Greenfield Health Department, 20 Sanderson St., Greenfield. Monday-Friday 9 - 4

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. 10:30-12:30 Call first 413-863-3200 ext. 205

New Salem Board of Health, 19 So. Main St., New Salem. By appointment: 978-544-9673

Orange Board of Health, 62 Cheney St., Orange. Mon.-Thurs. 8-1 Call 978-544-1107 for appointment

Rowe Town Nurse, 321 Zoar Rd., Rowe. Monday 8-10 & Thursday 12-4

Whately Health Center - Dr. Jones, 181 State Rd, Whately. Tues. 9-12