Sharps Disposal Program

On July 1, 2012 a statewide ban on the disposal of needles, syringes and lancets (referred to collectively as “sharps”) in household trash took effect.
In response to this -

The Northampton Health Department now accepts sharps in sealed rigid plastic containers

Monday - Friday from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

There is a disposal charge (depending on size) per container unless a Health Department prepaid container is used. These containers are available for sale at the Health Department.

$5.00 - small container
$8.00 - medium container        
$10.00 - large container

The container purchase price includes the disposal charge.

Please call (413) 587-1214 with any questions about this exciting program.



Proper Use and Disposal of Needles and Syringes