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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