Sharps Disposal

The City of Gloucester is fortunate to have THREE sites for the proper disposal of used sharps (needles, syringes, and lancets). The locations are:

  • The main entryway of the Addison Gilbert Hospital located at 298 Washington Street, (978) 283-4000
  • North Shore Health Project - Onestop Harm Reduction Program, 302 Washington Street, left side entrance, (978) 865-3924 or (978) 325-3215
  • Gloucester Police Station, 197 Main Street, (978) 283-1212

The kiosk has a one-way opening and can accommodate 1-lb coffee cans, 1 gallon bleach bottles, and other puncture proof containers that are sealed with tape. Loose needles cannot be placed in the kiosk. The information desk at the hospital will provide personal-sized sharps containers to residents who request them at no charge. Medications and other medical supplies cannot be placed in the kiosk.

If you find a needle on a public way, please call the Gloucester Police Department non-emergency line at (978) 283-1212. Provide the location of the needle(s) with as much detail as possible so that the responding officers can locate the waste.

More Information on Sharps Disposal.

For any questions, please contact the Health Department at (978) 325-5266.