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Transfer Station Senior Foreman
448 Boston Post Road
Wayland, MA 01778
508 742 5984
Alternate Phone:
508 358 3672
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Do’s and Don’ts of Sharps Disposal

  • Do keep sharps containers
        closed between uses and out of            
        reach of children and pets.
  • Do dispose of the entire
     container at the Wayland Transfer
  • Don’t bring loose needles or
  • Don’t put sharps containers, loose needles or lancets in your recycling bin, garbage or down the toilet.
Information for Wayland businesses & residents of other communities

  • Sharps from businesses will not be accepted at the drop-off location.
  • Businesses should contract with a sharps disposal company, visit
  • For a list of sharps disposal locations in other MA communities, visit:

More Questions?

DPW (508) 358-3672   

  Health Department (508) 358-3617

Town of Wayland                 
Department of Public Works

Safe Sharp Disposal

How to Safely Dispose of Household Sharps in Wayland                                                    

What are household sharps?
Needles and lancets used at home to inject medicine into people
or pets.

Why is household sharps disposal important?
Properly disposing of sharps helps keep potentially
harmful products out of the waste stream.

A new state law takes effect July 1, 2012 that prohibits
people from disposing of needles and lancets in the trash.

How do I store used sharps until disposal?

  • Place sharps in an approved, rigid, puncture-resistant, shatter-proof sharps container.  Containers can be obtained at the Wayland Transfer Station or purchased at your local pharmacy.
  • Use the container until it is nearly full and then tightly close
       the lid.
  • Reinforce the lid with tape so sharps won’t spill out.
  • There is no time limit for keeping containers.  It is best to nearly
      fill them to make this program cost effective.


Where do I take my household sharps?


Wayland Transfer Station
448 Boston Post Road
Wayland, MA 01778

Tuesdays 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursdays 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturdays 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

When you arrive at the Transfer Station, let a staff member know you want to drop off sharps.  The staff person will assist you.

For everyone’s safety, sharps will not be accepted unless they are in an approved sharps container.


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