Medical Waste Disposal

 

Proper Use and Disposal of Needles and Syringes (Link)

 

IMPORTANT

  • State Medical Waste Regulations forbid the disposal of Needles, Syringes, and Sharps Containers in household garbage or recycling bins.

 

needles_2 State Sanitary Code: (M.G.L.) Chapter 111, Section 127A. Improper disposal of infectious or physically dangerous medical or biological waste may result in penalties of up to $25,000 or two years in a corrections facility. “BE AWARE” Effective July 1, 2010, State Medical Waste Regulations forbid the disposal of Needles, Syringes, and Sharps Containers in household garbage or recycling bins. Contact the City of Holyoke Board of Health at 322-5595 for a list of disposal sites or click on the following (Link)

 

Mass Health and Human Services Medical Waste Information (Link)

 

Frequently Asked Questions about the Proper Disposal of Lancets, Needles, Syringes, and Sharps Containers (FAQs Link)


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