Sharps Disposal

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 Department of Health & Human Services 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 Department of Health & Human Services prepaid container is used. These containers are available for sale at Health & Human Services.

$5.00 - Small Container
$8.00 - Medium Container 
$10.00 - Large Container
$12.00 - X-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

Sharps Containers