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Hingham Massachusetts, Incorporated 1635, History & Pride

Town Government &


Departments: Board of Health

210 Central Street
Hingham, MA 02043-2759
Phone 781-741-1466
FAX 781-804-2373
Hours of Operation:
M-W-Th 8:30am - 4:30pm
Tues 8:30am-7:00pm
Fri 8:30am-1:00pm
Contact Us


Important Documents & Links:

Draft Amended Regulations: Smoking in Workplaces and Public Places

2015 Hingham Beach Testing

Preventing Tick Bites (PDF)

New Food Service Establishment Supplemental Regulations
Effective 7/1/2015

Recycling Regulations Synopsis

Updated Hingham Recycling Regulations Effective 6/1/2015

Updated Bodywork and Bodywork Therapy Rules and Regulations Effective 4/1/2015 (PDF)

Information about influenza, Lyme disease, rabies and other health issues can be found on the MA Dept. of Public Health's website

Notice about Disposal of "Sharps" and Unwanted Medications

On July 1, 2012, a Massachusetts law went into effect banning the disposal of medical sharps in household waste. It is now illegal to dispose of needles, syringes or lancets in the regular trash. Instead, you are required to take any sharps to a special facility for disposal, such as the Hingham Transfer Station.

Home Medical Waste: Medical "sharps" include hypodermic needles, syringes and lancets. They are typically used in the home to treat people and animals with diabetes and other chronic diseases such as allergies, arthritis, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, hepatitis B and HIV.

There are a variety of ways to safely dispose of used sharps:

  • At the Hingham Transfer Station - Sharps in secure containers may be safely disposed of in the universal waste section of the baler building.
  • The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection provides guidance about safe syringe disposal at, or they may be reached at (617) 292-5500.
  • Massachusetts Department of Public Health: (617) 624-6000
  • provides information on proper storage and disposal of sharps

Unwanted medications may be safely disposed of:

  • In Hingham's Household Waste section of the Transfer Station. The trash is taken to the SEAMASS waste-to energy facility in Wareham, MA where it is burned.
  • The Hingham Police Station. For more information, please call (781) 749-1212.



  Description Regulations/
Animals Keeping of Animals/Fowl Regulations Application
  Service Animals Details  
Beaches Beach Water Quality Reports

Beach Test Results

Blood Pressure Blood Pressure Clinic Details  
Camps Recreational Camps Details  
Daycare Dept. of Early Education & Care (EEC) Details  
Requirements for Residents and Businesses Regulations Application
  Dumpster Variance   Application
  Hauler Permit   Application
  Hauler Report Log: Form Details  
  Hauler Letter for Customers: Letter Details  
  Hauler Letter for Businesses: Letter Details  
  Permitted Haulers Details  
Emergency Hingham Emergency Management Details  
  Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) Details  
Fats, Oil & Grease FOG Pretreatment System

FOG Presentation

  FOG Permitted Haulers Details  
Food Temporary Food Procedures
  Farmer's Market Details Application
  Hingham Farmers Market Food Procedures Details  
  Shellfish at the Farmers Market Details  
  Shellfish Handling at Retail Details  
  Residential Kitchen Details  
  Food Establishment Details Application
  Food Labels Details  
  Allergen Training Details  
  Servsafe Training Details  
  Food Service Establishment Supplemental Regulations Supplemental Regulations  
Housing Housing Human Habitation Regulations  
  Massachusetts Consumer Guide to Tenants Rights and Responsibilities
Tenant's Guide
Lead Lead Paint Details  
Mosquitos Mosquito Control Details  
Pools Public/Semi Public Pools State Regulations
  Private Pools Hingham Regulations Application
  Private Pool Fencing Requirement     Application
Septic Septic Systems Regulations  
  Septic: Deed Restrictions I/A   Application
  Septic: Certificate of Construction   Application
  Septic: Variance   Application
  Septic: Soil Evaluation Details  
  Septic: Caring for your Septic Details  
  Septic: Title 5 Details  
  Bedroom Deed Restriction Details  
  Permitted Haulers Details  
Tobacco Tobacco: Smoking Regulations Regulations  
  Tobacco: Sales to Minors Regulations  
Wells Wells Regulations
  Underground Injection Control Details  
WIC Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Program Details