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.
The Lowell House accepts sharps Monday - Thursday from 9 a.m.- 9 p.m., Friday from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.
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 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.