Sharps Disposal

Disposal of Medications or Sharps (syringes)

Do not flush unused / unwanted prescription drugs down the toilet or sink! Doing so is polluting our rivers, ponds, streams, and in some cases, our drinking water. Please follow one of the procedures listed below.

Federal Guidelines for Proper Disposal of Prescription Drugs (PDF)

Sharps Disposal (for residents with a transfer station sticker): All sharps must be placed in a puncture-proof container (mayonnaise-type jar with cover) and can be disposed of at the "Sharps Kiosk" at the Southborough Transfer Station located off of Route 85 (147 Cordaville Road) at the top of the hill next to the compactor.

If you have questions about how to properly dispose of your sharps / syringes please contact the Board of Health at 508-481-3013.

Sharps Disposal