Public Health Responsibilities

Sharps Collection and Disposal

Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 8am-4pm, Tuesday, 8am-6pm, Friday, 8am-1pm.

Address: Pequitside Farm 79 Pleasant St Canton 

Sharps must be in a red biohazard container no larger than 9 x 9 x 6.5 inch. There is a $10 disposal fee. Containers may be purchased from the health department at a cost of $10 (includes disposal) Checks only accepted payable to the Canton Board of Health. All containers must be locked and labeled with the name of the individual dropping off the container, their phone number and address.

It is against the law in the state of Massachusetts to dispose of sharps in household trash. 

For questions please call 781 821 5021

Communicable Diseases

  • Investigate and control the spread of communicable diseases within the community as reported by other agencies

Community Clinics

  • Blood pressure clinics
  • Cholesterol screenings
  • Diabetes screenings
  • Flu clinics

Daycare Centers

  • Health consultant and educator
  • Health information and referral services


  • Worcester State University School of Nursing

School Health Services

  • Consultant for Public School Nurses & St. Johns School

Educational Programs

  • Ongoing health and educational programs
    • Adolescent health
    • Asthma & Air Quality
    • Heart Health
    • Mental Health First Aid
    • Senior Health
    • Sun Safety