Sharps and Medication Disposal

Sharps Collection Has Moved to the
Rumford Ave. Resource Recovery Center

115 Rumford Ave. Newton

Proof of Newton, MA residency required

Sharps (needles and lancets): Please sharps into a red medical waste container or other puncture proof container such as a detergent bottle.

Driving directions from Newton City Hall (1000 Commonwealth Ave.) to the Rumford recycling center.

1: Head westbound on Commonwealth Ave. (toward Auburndale), for 2.3 miles

2: Turn right onto Lexington St. then Travel for .08 miles.

Turn left onto Rumford Ave., the facility is on your left after 1.0 miles.

Click here for the hours and other information about the recovery center.



Most medication, unless indicated otherwise on the package, may be disposed of in your regular household trash (blue bin) after removing it from the container and mixing it with something undesirable such as coffee grounds or kitty litter. Do not flush medication down the toilet. Here are some instructions.

Periodically the Newton Police Department and the Health & Human Services Department collaborate with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to collect unused and expired medication.
The next collection day has not yet been scheduled. We expect it to be offered again in Spring 2016.

Call 617-796-1420.

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