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Household Sharps Disposal Day in Newton This Saturday

Have syringes lying around? Bring them to the Rumford Avenue depot on Saturday.

If you have any household syringes or needles in need of disposal, Saturday is the day to dispose of them.

The city's Health & Human Services Department and Environmental Affairs will hold a household sharps disposal day this Sat., May 21 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Rumford Avenue recycling depot.

Newton residents can bring down syringes, needles and lancets in puncture-proof containers such as red medical waste containers or detergent bottles. The city asks the containers be nearly full, according to a flyer on the city's website.

The collection will not accept loose sharps, prescription medication, pills or other medical waste.

This drop-off is open to Newton residents only and proof of residency will be required to dispose of any sharps. Businesses are not allowed.

For more information, call 617-796-1420.

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