Health

The Tyngsborough Health Department/Board of Health

Office Hours:

Monday – Thursday: 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Staff:

Kerri Oun, Health Agent | 978-649-2300 x118 | koun@tyngsboroughma.gov

Tracie Looney, Administrative Assistant | 978-649-2300 x117 | tlooney@tyngsboroughma.gov

Additional Hours for Purchasing Stickers: Stickers are also available at the Tyngsborough Public Library (extra bag stickers only) and the Selectmen’s Office (bulky stickers and extra bag stickers) during during normal business hours, at times when the Health Office is not available/open.

Prices and the Bulky Item Sticker list are available here.

The Tyngsborough Board of Health
Name Term Expires
Sheila Perrault, Chair 2020
Bernadette Harper, Vice Chair 2018
Carolyn Rae Ryan 2020
Jonathan D. Reeney 2018

About the Tyngsborough Board of Health

The mission of the Board of Health is to promote and protect public health in Tyngsborough. Our main focus is through prevention by routine inspections, investigating complaints, plan reviews, and education. The Board of Health is also responsible for interpreting and enforcing the provisions of the State Public Health Code, State Sanitary Code, State and local Environmental Code.

Payments

Board of Health online payments can be made here: Board of Health Online Payments

Services:

  1. Enforce Title 5; State Sanitary Code (Septic System Regulations) as well as involvement with all new septic systems, failures and repairs.
  2. Inspect food establishments, ice rinks, camps, pools, beaches, housing.  Enforce tobacco, massage, and body art regulations.
  3. Issue beaver trap permits.
  4. Maintain records of communicable disease.
  5. Issue permits for drinking water wells as well as monitoring the safety of drinking water.
  6. Coordinate availability and disbursement of vaccines.
  7. Manage the trash and recycling contract.
  8. Issue burial permit and other permits related to health.

Trash Collection

The Tyngsborough Board of Health would like to remind all residents that trash collection is on MONDAYS (TUESDAYS on holiday weeks) and that recycling collections are on the same day, every other week. If you need a calendar, you can pick one up at the Board of Health or download and print one by [Clicking Here]. Please note the following, Effective July 1, 2013:

  • Trash and recycling will be collected on Mondays.
  • Curbside Recycling is single streamed.
  • Trash will not be picked up if your cart is not closed all the way.
  • By 6:30 a.m. on collection day, place the container with the lid closed as near as possible to the curb or roadside, but not on the street.
  • Make sure the cart is at least 3 feet from mailboxes, parked cars, trees, and light posts. Also, make sure that the handle and lid hinge is facing your residence.
  • Trash and recycling receptacles should be separated (opposite sides of your driveway).

If your trash or recycle has not been picked up, please call Republic Waste Customer Service at 978-649-7564 no later then 9:00 am the next morning. All other trash issues call the Board of Health at 978-649-2300 x 118. For your convenience, large pieces of cardboard can be disposed of in the containers in the satellite parking lots of the Middle School at 50 Norris Road #2  and Highway Department at 89 Kendall Road seven days a week. Cardboard must be flattened and placed into dumpster.

WHITE GOODS DISPOSAL INFORMATION & PRICES  Starting July 1, 2012,  residents should call Republic Services (Formerly Allied Waste) Customer Service at (978) 649-7564 for the disposal of appliances, televisions, tires, electronics, etc. in Tyngsborough. These are the items that were previously being collected by Appliance Recyclers. You will pay Republic Services (Formerly Allied Waste) directly and they will let you know when pick-up will be. NEW COST PRICES [Click Here] Please call the Board of Health Office at 978 649-2300 x118 if you have any questions.

Board of Health Resources

Trash and Recycling:

Septic Systems and Title 5:

Financial Information for Septic Systems

Private Wells:

Food Protection:

Food Allergens Regulations (Please visit www.mass.gov/dph/fpp for more information):

Emergency Preparedness:

Mosquito:

Tobacco:

Medical:

Needle Disposal and Unwanted Medication

Medical needles are STRICTLY prohibited from regular waste disposal.  Used (empty) needles can be kept in a sealed coffee can or laundry bottle or in any puncture-proof containers.  These can be dropped off at the Board of Health during normal Board of Health hour. For further information or questions please contact the Board of Health at 978-649-2300 x 118.

Unwanted/ expired medication can be dropped off at the Tyngsborough Police Department on Westford Road. All medication must be in a secured zip-locked baggie, no sharps (needles), liquids, thermometers, or other non-pharmaceutical wastes are allowed. Residents are encouraged to use this resource to rid their home of dangerous, unwanted medication. Any questions please contact the Board of Health at 978-649-2300 x 118.

Applications:

Additional By-Laws & Regulations

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