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Hazardous and recyclable items are banned from disposal or transfer for disposal at solid waste facilities in Massachusetts per the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection’s (MassDEP) waste ban regulations, 310 CMR 19.017. Please see the Massachusetts Waste Ban for more information.
Important: Sharps Disposal Ban Effective July 1, 2012
Disposal of all used and unused/unopened home sharps in household trash or recycling is prohibited by Massachusetts state law. Home sharps include hypodermic needles and lancets that result from personal use or use on pets.
Medical sharps (needles, syringes, lancets) are accepted at the Recycling Drop-Off Center, 255 Mt. Wayte Avenue, for residents with a valid permit. Or at the Framingham Police Department, 1 William Welch Way.
Examples of Banned Materials
Waste Ban materials include but are not limited to: