Watertown Health Department Holding Household Sharps Collection

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Watertown residents can dispose of needles, syringes, and lancets during the Watertown Health Department’s household sharps collection on Saturday Aug. 5.

The Health Department provided the following information:

Syringes may be discarded by bringing them to the Household Sharps Collection days. Follow these tips (PDF) while handling syringes.

Household sharps collection days:

April 1, August 5, and December 2, 2023
9 a.m. to Noon
City Hall, 149 Main St.
Parking lot rear of the building

Watertown Residents can bring the following items on collection days:

  • Used needles, syringes and lancets that are stored in sturdy puncture-proof containers
  • Unused capped needles, syringes and lancets in original packaging
  • Unused EpiPens in original packaging.
  • Note: Commercial sharps, medical waste, glass bottles, or loose sharps are not accepted.

Proof of Watertown residency is required. No Medical Waste or Commercial Sharps accepted.

Here are sharps disposal sites across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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