Sharps (Needles) Disposal
Sharps, including needles, lancets and syringes, may not be disposed of in the trash!
Proper Disposal Options
The City of Lowell has several options for proper disposal. Please bring sharps in a "sharps container" or a sturdy container that is water and puncture proof (such as bleach or detergent bottle) to one of the following locations.
- The Lowell Senior Center accepts sharps Monday - Friday from 6:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. and Saturday - Sunday from 7 a.m.- 4 p.m. For additional information please call 978-674-1171
- The Lowell Regional Wastewater Utility accepts sharps on the last Saturday of every month from 8 a.m. - Noon. For additional information about this location, please call 978-674-4248.
- Unwanted Medication Disposal Days - the Health Department holds four medication disposal days each year. Please place your sharps in a sharps container or in a puncture proof container such as a rigid detergent or bleach bottle. For dates and information please call 978-674-4010.
- Household Hazardous Waste Days - the Solid Waste and Recycling Office holds two household hazardous waste day a year. One in the spring and one in the fall. Please place your sharps in a sharps container or in a puncture proof container such as a rigid detergent or bleach bottle. For dates and information please call 978-674-4309.
Please reference Safe Disposal of Needles Syringes and Lancets Handout (PDF) for additional information.
Please note that none of these locations is equipped to accept commercial disposal of sharps - only household disposal. Help protect the people we love and the environment we live in by disposing of your sharps properly.
Colleen DaSilvaPublic Health Nurse
Public Health DivisionPhysical Address
341 Pine Street
Lowell, MA 01852
Phone: 978-674-4308Fax: 978-446-7100
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.