The Gardner Health Department strives to provide a safe and sanitary environment for the residents of Gardner.
This Local Licensing Authority is located in the Health Department and oversees Liquor and Common Victualler licenses in conjunction with the ABCC.
The Health Department provides inspections of restaurants, markets, beaches, pools, camps, housing, and other facilities.
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%.
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.