Health Department

Public Safety


The Gardner Health Department strives to provide a safe and sanitary environment for the residents of Gardner.

Inspections


The Health Department provides inspections of restaurants, markets, beaches, pools, camps, housing, and other facilities.

Transfer Station


The Health Department operates the Gardner Transfer Station and helps to oversee curbside collection of trash and recyclables. Gardner has one of the highest recycling rates in Massachusetts-43%.

Board of Health


The Board of Health is the approving authority for wells and septic systems in Gardner.
Refer to the Board of Health page for more information about their responsibilities, meeting times, agendas and minutes.

Sludge Landfill


For questions regarding the City’s Sludge Only Landfill or to report an odor complaint please contact VEOLIA at 978-630-8791 during normal business hours. For after business hour sludge landfill complaints please call Gardner Police Department dispatch at 978-632-5600 .  Please leave your call back information and a brief description of the complaint. The complaint will be forwarded to the appropriate on-call staff for follow up.  When reporting a complaint please provide the exact location and time of the complaint so VEOLIA operators can respond appropriately.


For questions regarding the City’s Sludge Only Landfill or to report an odor complaint please contact SUEZ at 978-630-8791 during normal business hours. If you are calling after hours, please contact the emergency on-call phone at 978-204-7006.   When reporting a complaint please provide the exact location and time of the complaint so SUEZ operators can respond appropriately. 

Sludge Landfill

For questions regarding the City’s Sludge Only Landfill or to report an odor complaint please contact SUEZ at 978-630-8791 during normal business hours. If you are calling after hours, please contact the emergency on-call phone at 978-204-7006.   When reporting a complaint please provide the exact location and time of the complaint so SUEZ operators can respond appropriately. 

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