With the state now banning disposal of hypodermic needles and similar objects in household trash, the town’s Board of Health has organized a two-part system for residents. The town is selling 1.4-quart puncture-proof “sharps” containers for $15. They can hold up to 75 syringes or 140 pen needles, according to Mark Taylor, health agent, and are available at the Fire Department, Board of Health, and Council on Aging. When they are full, they are returned, and the town then sends them for proper disposal. The town also plans to accept sharps in the annual spring hazardous-waste collection, but the details of how they are to be packaged are still being worked out, Taylor said. He noted that the town has not required pharmacies and other sharps suppliers in town to take back sharps. For more information, call the Board of Health at 508-230-0620.