Safe Disposal of Sharps

Needles Can Hurt!  To encourage safe disposal of the syringes, needles and lancets used by many residents in the District, we are now collecting used sharps and syringes at the WSWMD Transfer Station, on Old Ferry Road in Brattleboro, during normal business hours.


If you don't collect your used needles in sharps container, dispose of home-generated sharps, needles, and syringes in this manner:

  1. Place sharps in an empty, rigid plastic container, such as a laundry detergent bottle.
  2. Tape the bottle’s cap shut with strong tape. Firmly attach a “Do Not Recycle” label to the bottle. Please see the sample label.
  3. Bring to WSWMD or dispose of bottle in the trash.

The Universal Recycling Law allows people to reuse rigid plastic bottles to dispose of their home-generated sharps.

This program is subsidized for WSWMD residents only.


Sample label to place on sharps container.

VT Department of Health, Discarding Syringes and Other Sharps Flyer