Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Where is the needle disposal kiosk located?

The town’s new needle/syringe disposal kiosk has been relocated to the lobby of the DPW office at 257 Fisher Street. The kiosk will be available to residents during normal DPW business hours.

To protect the health of personnel servicing the kiosk, absolutely no needles/syringes or lancets will be accepted unless they are inside an approved sharps container. Laundry detergent containers, cardboard boxes and plastic bags are not acceptable. Also the needle kiosk is not for the disposal of medications. The Franklin Police Department has a collection bin for residents to dispose of medications.

Residents may purchase small sharps containers from Wal-Mart, Rite Aid, Walgreens and Target for a nominal fee. The Town of Franklin does not provide sharps containers to residents.

While this seems like a new notice, it was originally posted in Sept 2012. Franklin bought the needle disposal kiosk after the July 1, 2012 implementation of a new MA law requiring such.

The kiosk was originally hosted at the downtown Fire Station and then moved in Sept to the DPW office where it has remained since.

July 2012

Sept 2012

Franklin DPW building , 257 Fisher St
Franklin DPW building , 257 Fisher St

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