Concord Police Department announces that residents will now have 24-hour access to a free kiosk at the Concord Police Station 219 Walden Street Concord MA, to safely dispose of their medical syringes, sharps and lancets.
In 2012, Massachusetts banned the disposal of needles, syringes and lancets in household trash. The new kiosk will give residents a convenient way to remove used and unwanted sharps from their homes. It was funded through a $1,500 grant from Community Health Network Area (CHNA) 15 and the Town of Concord’s Health Department.
Community members who utilize the kiosk are asked to follow several safety regulations:
§ All sharps MUST be disposed of in a sharps container or puncture-resistant container like a one gallon bleach bottle or a one-pound sealed, taped coffee can.
§ DO NOT put loose needles in the kiosk.
§ DO NOT use a glass container or a bag of any type.