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 to use the program and you may use whichever collection site is most convenient for you. Sharps disposal caution graphic

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!

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

  • Franklin County Solid Waste District, 117 Main St., 2nd floor, Greenfield
  • Greenfield Health Department, 20 Sanderson St., Greenfield, M-F 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Heath Town Nurse, 1 East Main St., Heath, Tu. 12:15 - 1:15 p.m. & Th. 11 a.m. -1 p.m.
  • Montague Board of Health, Town Hall, 1 Avenue A, Turners Falls, Wed. 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
  • New Salem Board of Health, 19 So. Main St., New Salem, M 9 - 11 a.m.
  • Orange Board of Health, 135 East Main St., Orange, M-Th 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Rowe Town Nurse, 321 Zoar Rd., Rowe, M, W, F 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Shelburne Family Practice, 1000 Mohawk Trail, Shelburne, Tu & W 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Whately Health Center - Dr. Jones, 181 State Rd, Whately, Tu 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.