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The Health Department has assembled all recycling-related resources on one page!

The Tyngsborough Health Department/Board of Health

Email for Board of Health staff: [email protected]


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.

Public Health Nurse
Available on Thursdays

Regional Health Inspector
Available on Mondays and Tuesdays
The Regional Health Inspector is also available every other Wednesday.


Board of Health Meetings
Generally, the Board of Health meets on the second Monday of the month, unless otherwise noted on the Town Calendar.


The Tyngsborough Board of Health
Name Term Expires
Sheila Perrault, Vice-Chair 2023
Michael-Ryan Roache, Chair 2024
Ekow Ambaah 2023
Kim Diaz 2025
Stephen Jeannette 2024



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



  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.

Online Applications:

To apply online, click here!

Paying Fees Online

To pay Board of Health fees online, click here!

Board of Health Fees:

Recycle cart $60
Trash Cart $200 per year
Bulky Item (must list item) $15
Extra Trash Bag $5
Permits & Licenses – See in document portal below

When Paying a Board of Health Fee:
Under Fee Type, please be specific as to what you are paying the fee for.

Applications & Payment Documents


Find information about food, restaurant, tobacco, pool and trash regulations and applications.

Food Allergens Regulations (Please visit for more information):

See FAQs and regulations in the Document Portal below.


Regulations and Safety Documents




Emergency Kits Available

72-hour Disaster Emergency Kits are available for purchase from the Board of Health ($50) and contain the following items:


A Disaster Preparedness,
Prevention and Basic First
Aid Manual
First Aid kit
8 x 10-foot tarp Poncho with hood
Emergency Blanket Roll of duct tape
Whistle with lanyard Light sticks
Leather palm work gloves Safety goggles
Rope Hand powered radio and LED flashlight


Find information about influenza, mosquito-borne diseases and other life safety.

Infectious Disease Documents

Detailed Mosquito Information

Mosquitoes can carry West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus that can cause illness that range from mild to serious disease. Protect yourself through prevention:

  • Use insect repellents
  • Wear long-sleeved clothing
  • Schedule outdoor activities to avoid the hours around dawn and dusk
  • Repair damaged window screens
  • Remove standing water from the areas around your home

Resources and Information about Mosquitoes (links to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health webpages):


Influenza Information

Influenza (the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk for serious flu complications. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated each year.

For more information on the flu, visit the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control.


Things You Can Do To Stay Healthy

  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle through rest, diet, exercise, and relaxation.
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand cleaner if soap and water are not available. Be sure to wash your hands after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose.
  • Avoid touching your nose, mouth, and eyes. Germs spread this way.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, or cough and sneeze into your elbow. Dispose of tissues in no-touch trash receptacles.
  • Keep frequently touched common surfaces clean, such as telephones, computer keyboards, doorknobs, etc.
  • Do not use other workers’ phones, desks, offices, or other work tools and equipment. If you need to use a co-worker’s phone, desks, or other equipment, clean it first.
  • Don’t spread the flu! If you are sick with flu-like illness, stay home.
  • Symptoms of flu include fever (100 degrees Fahrenheit or 38 degrees Celsius) or chills and cough or sore throat. In addition, symptoms of flu can include runny nose, body aches, headache, tiredness, diarrhea, or vomiting. CDC recommends that sick workers stay home if they are sick with flu-like illness until at least 24 hours after they are free of fever without the use of fever-reducing medicines.
  • Get vaccinated against seasonal flu when vaccine is available in your area.



Find information about septic tanks, Title V, and haulers/installers. Also find out about wells and well testing.

Septic and Well Documents



Financial Information for Septic Systems


Private Wells:


Lead and Copper in Water

It is important to reduce lead exposures as much as possible – particularly for young children, pregnant women, and infants – because there is no safe level of lead exposure. Copper is an essential nutrient; however, exposure to high levels can harm health.


​For more info and fact sheets ​in different languages​, visit DPH’s website at:


View the documents above in “Lead & Copper in Water” for more information.


Private Wells Guidelines & Information

In an effort to provide guidance on private wells, we are providing the following information regarding Private Wells.

Should you have a question regarding your well please do not hesitate to contact The Board of Health at 978-649-2300 x 118.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Arsenic & Uranium Bedrock Well Study:

Protect Your Family: A Guide to Water Quality Testing for Private Wells:

Arsenic in Private Well Water: Frequently Asked Questions:

Water Test Requirements for New Wells

Coliform – 0/Plate Allowed Total Plate Count – 100/Plate Color – 15 Units
Turbidity – 1.0 Units Threshold (Odor) – ______ pH – 6.5-8.5 Units
Total Hardness – 250 mg/1 Iron – .3 mg/1 Detergent – ______
Nitrates – 10 mg/1 Chlorides – 250 mg/1 Manganese – .050 mg/1
Sodium – 20 mg/1 Fluoride – 3.0 mg/1 Chlorine – N.D.
Arsenic – .01 mg/1 (separate filter required) Barium – 1.0 mg/1 Cadium – 0.01 mg/1
Chromium – 0.05 mg/1 Selenium – 0.01 mg/1 Mercury – 0.002 mg/1
Lead – 0.015 mg/1 Silver – 0.05 mg/1 Copper – 1.0 mg/1
Gross Alpha Particles – 5 pci/1 (filter required)




Tobacco Documents



Body Art Documents



Tanning Documents


Sharps & Needles

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

Unwanted Medication Kiosk

  • Turn in your unused or expired medication in the Medication Disposal Kiosk at the Tyngsborough Police Department lobby 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.

Liquid Medication Disposal

  • Liquid Medication can be put in coffee grinds, kitty litter, or other absorbent material and disposed of in the trash.

Medication and Sharps Disposal Documents



The Health Department has assembled all recycling-related resources on one page!

Looking to dispose of bulky items? Stop by the Board of Health (25 Bryant Lane) for a sticker in-person, by mail, or online along with the payment listed below. Stickers will be mailed if not purchased in-person. Please list the specific item you are disposing of, when contacting the Board of Health.


Licensed Trash & Septic Companies Documents


Housing Documents


Board of Health Minutes


Board of Health Meeting Packets

Office Hours:
M, T: 8:30am - 4:30pm

W: 8:30am - 7:00pm

TR: 8:30am - 4:00pm



Kerri Oun

Kerri Oun

Health Director

Serving Tyngsborough since 2010.

Angela Lemire

Angela Lemire

Board of Health Administrative Assistant

Serving Tyngsborough since 2022.