Other Recycling Information
What is banned from trash and recycling carts?
MA State Waste Bans 310 CMR 19.017
MA Department of Environmental Protection (MA DEP) began issuing State Waste Bans Regulations in 1990. Every town, city and business in the Commonwealth of MA is required to comply with State Waste Bans 310 CMR 19.017. Click WM Waste Ban picture chart to view Waste Bans in a picture format.
How do I get rid of prescription drugs and syringes?
Research shows that many people who become addicted to heroin and other opioids began their drug use by taking drugs from family members or by abusing painkillers they were prescribed. The Norwood Police Department urges residents to dispose of all prescription drugs as soon as the medication is no longer needed.
For your convenience, the Department maintains a drug disposal receptacle in the lobby at Police Headquarters. You can bring in your unused medications 24 hours a day, seven days per week. You don’t need an appointment, and no one will ask you any questions. It’s that easy.
Our drug disposal receptacle was purchased with a grant from District Attorney Michael Morrissey.
Please check this list carefully
Accepted Prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, samples, medications for pets, ointments, lotions, liquid medications in glass or leak proof containers.
Not Accepted Needles (sharps), thermometers, bloody or infectious waste, medications from businesses or clinics, hydrogen peroxide, aerosol cans, inhalers.
Syringes Under Massachusetts law, syringes must be properly disposed of. Obtain a sharps container from the Norwood Health Department at Town Hall.
If you find a syringe on your property or in a public place, call the Norwood Police Department and an officer will be dispatched to retrieve and properly dispose of it.
I have some old computers and office equipment - how do I dispose of them?
Please consider recycling your old electronics. You can bring your old computers, office equipment, etc. to the Town's semi-annual Household Hazardous Waste and Recycling Days which are held each May and September or you can click on the links below for alternative options.
Is there a swap table at the Winter Street site?
Not at this time but please consider the following reuse options!
Habitat for Humanity- Restore - 1580 VFW Pkwy, Dedham MA. Schedule a pick up or drop off. Surplus paint is accepted.
Savers 781- 255-0740
Saint Vincent DePaul -18 Canton Street, Stoughton, MA 02072 Phone: 781-341-4455
Keeping bulk Items out of the trash saves tax dollars as well as your own money. Equally important to consider is extending the life of your bulk item. Each reuse creates much less trash, which prevents pollution caused by transportation and incineration, which in turn protects our natural resources.