Board of Health
- 6 pm
- 2nd and 4th Monday of every month
- Grafton Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, MA 01519
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
To protect the health, safety and well-being of the residents of the Town of Grafton.
The Board of Health meets once a month on a Monday at 6 pm; however, please check the Town Calendar due to changes that are occurring.
Agendas for these meetings close at noon on the Thursday prior to the meeting. Agendas are posted 48 hours in advance.
Minutes, when finalized and approved by the Board, are filed in the Town Clerk's Office. A copy is also kept in the Board of Health Office and is online.
- Where can I dispose of needles (new or used)?
It is a State Department of Public Health Regulation that prohibits disposal of any residential (home-generated) sharps (needles) in household trash. All sharps must be placed in a regulated container (usually red with a slot to drop in the needle) and brought to a sharps center. The Town of Grafton accepts sharps placed in a regulated container at the Municipal Center located inside of the Board of Health Office at 30 Providence Road. If you have any questions, please call the Board of Health at 508-839-5335, ext. 1119.
- How do I file a complaint?
A complaint can be filed in person or by calling the Board of Health at 508-839-5335, ext. 1119.
- What do I do with leftover or expired medication?
The best way to dispose of unused or unwanted medication is to take it to an official collection site. For your convenience, a permanent drug collection unit is available at the Grafton Police Department, 28 Providence Road, Grafton MA.
In addition, the Central Massachusetts Regional Public Health Alliance participates in semi-annual Drug Take Back Days in partnership with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Check our calendar for upcoming events.
Helpful Hints: Do not put medication of any kind down the drain or flush in the wastewater system (toilet). The preferred method is to crush medication and add to a garbage item such as kitty litter or coffee grounds (so that animals do not find it palatable) and dispose of it in your regular household trash. Do not put it in the recycling bin. You do not want to alert anyone that there might be those substances in the home. If you have any questions, you can call the Board of Health at 508-839-5335.