Syringe Collection Program

Syringe Collection Program PSA Video 

The Lowell Health Department and the City of Lowell provide various ways to properly dispose of sharps, including needles, lancets, EpiPens, and syringes. Sharps should never be thrown loosely into the trash, recycling or toilet. Sharps that retract after use, or are very small, should be disposed of like all other sharps.  Help protect the people we love and the environment we live in by disposing of your sharps properly.


  • Disposal Locations: The Lowell Health Department and the City of Lowell provide several disposal options for residents.
  • Unwanted Medication and Sharps Disposal Days: The Lowell Health Department hosts disposal days four times per year for residents.
  • Discarded Needle Disposal: To report a discarded needle in Lowell, please call the Syringe Collection Program at 978-674-1049 during program hours and the Non-Emergency Police Services phone number at 978-937-3200 after hours.

Downloadable Program Flyers

  1. Andres Gonzalez

    Syringe Collection Program Coordinator

  2. Substance Abuse and Prevention Division

    Physical Address
    107 Merrimack St, 4th Flr
    Lowell, MA 01852

    Fax: 978-674-7100

  3. Hours

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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