Household Sharps

Household Sharps Disposal & Collectiona file

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 6, August 3, and December 7, 2024

9 am to Noon
149 Main Street
Parking lot rear of the building

Watertown Residents can bring the following items on collection days:

  • Locked sharps containers.
  • Used needles, syringes, and lancets, stored in sturdy puncture proof containers.
  • Unused capped needles, syringes and lancets in original packaging.
  • Unused EpiPen’s in original containers.

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


Here are sharps disposal sites across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.


If you have any questions, please call 617-972-6446 and speak to the Public Health Nurse.