Sharps Collection Program
In affiliation with Sturdy Memorial Hospital, the Mansfield Fire Department will gladly accept your properly contained (in an approved bio-hazard container) sharps. Due to Drug Enforcement Administration regulations, we cannot accept medications or syringes that still have medications in them.
Biohazard Containers & Drop Off Process
All sharps (used or not) must be in a Bio Hazard container. The Mansfield Fire Department was given a supply of 75 biohazard containers. They will be given out on a first come first serve basis to people as they come in to drop off sharps. We can no longer accept sharps in any other type of container. (No milk cartons, laundry detergent bottles, coffee cans etc.)
When you arrive with your sharps that are not in an approved biohazard container, we will give you a container (while supplies last) and ask that you take it home, transfer your sharps into the biohazard container, and then return the biohazard container when it is completely full.
When you arrive at the Plymouth Street Fire Station, you will be escorted to the drop off area where you, yourself, will place your biohazard box in the collection container. Members of the Mansfield Fire Department will no longer physically handle and deposit the items for you. Please, do not ever leave your sharps container at an unattended fire station. If you happen to come by when no one is available to escort you to the sharps disposal area, please keep your sharps and return at another time.
If you have any questions, please call 508-261-7493, or email Wendy Backlund. We thank you for taking the time to properly dispose of your sharps.