Click here to see a MassDEP letter from Elizabeth Stinehart, Deputy Regional Director, Bureau of Waste Site Cleanup dated January 21, 2022 to Glen Ayers, the lead petitioner of the Lunt property Public Involvement Plan (PIP). Copies were sent to the Mayor's Office; the Board of Health; and Eric Twarog, Director of Planning and Development.
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The Solid Waste District provides free one quart or one gallon sharps boxes to residents who use needles and lancets. Once a sharps box is full, you can bring it to one of eight Franklin County locations, and pick up an empty sharps box to take home. This program is open to residents of Bernardston, Buckland, Charlemont, Colrain, Conway, Deerfield, Erving, Gill, Greenfield, Hawley, Heath, Leverett, Montague, New Salem, Northfield, Orange, Rowe, Shelburne, Sunderland, Warwick, Wendell, and Whately. There is no charge to residents for use of the program. You may use whichever collection site is most convenient for you.
Safe disposal of sharps protects recycling and trash collection workers, as well as family members of sharps users. Help us prevent unintended needle sticks – use our sharps collection program from now on.
Sharps boxes may be picked up and dropped off at these locations:
Franklin County Solid Waste District, 117 Main St. 2nd Floor, Greenfield
Greenfield Health Department, 20 Sanderson St. Greenfield. M-F 9-4
Heath Town Nurse, 1 East Main St., Heath. Tues. 12:15-1:15 & Thurs. 11-1
Montague Board of Health, Town Hall, 1 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Wed. 9:30-11:30
New Salem Board of Health, 19 So. Main St., New Salem. Mon. 9-11
Orange Board of Health, 135 East Main St., Orange. Mon.-Thurs. 8-1