SHARPS (Needle/Syringe) Disposal Program
Grant received for SHARPS (Needle/Syringe) Disposal Program
The Braintree Health Department has received a grant from the Office of Local and Regional Health at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health for the purpose of providing residents with a free sharps container and needle disposal program. The hope is to increase adherence to proper needle disposal by easing the financial burden of compliance.
Effective immediately all needle disposal and sharps container fees are being waived for one year. The Health Department will accept all properly packaged (red sharps container) sharps and replace the containers at no charge.
Please note the Health Division can only accept needles/syringes that are in a red SHARPS container.
PUBLIC SERVICE ADVISORY POLICY
Please be advised that the Town's policy for response to discarded syringes/needles if found on public property is to contact the
Braintree Police Department at 781-843-1212 or the Braintree Health Department at 781-794-8090 for their retrieval and investigation.