Saturday, April 20, 2019: As part of the Easton Annual Hazardous Waste Collection Day, Residential Sharps will be accepted at the Council On Aging, 15 Barrows St., Easton (8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon only). Sharps must be secured in a capped, puncture resistant plastic container, such as a laundry detergent bottle. No loose sharps will be accepted at this collection. For additional ways to dispose of this item, please see the links below.
TOWN OF EASTON RESIDENTIAL SHARPS PROGRAM
Pharmaceutical Takeback SHARPS Container Programs
Syringe and Needle Disposal Sites in Massachusetts (as of August 2017)
Yard & Playground Medical Waste Safety Card
The Board of Health was awarded a grant which was used to help purchase a drug kiosk for the disposal of unwanted medications. This kiosk is located for the convenience of Easton residents in the Police lobby at 46 Lothrop St.
The Grant was through the 2012 Local Public Health Mini-Grant Program – sponsored by the Massachusetts DPH in association with the Massachusetts Association of Health Boards. Previously the police department only accepted unwanted medications once a year during the town’s annual hazardous waste day. Now the public can drop off unwanted medications at their convenience. Storing unwanted or expired medications in a home can be dangerous, the kiosk allows for an environmentally safe way to dispose of these items.
Drop off of unwanted medications, including inhalers, can be done 24 hours a day/7 days a week.
Please note: The Town of Easton and its employees and officials cannot be responsible for maintaining the privacy and/or confidentiality of any information which is transmitted to the Town via fax machine.