Syringe Disposal

Protect our community - DISPOSE OF USED SYRINGES (SHARPS) PROPERLY

Sharps Disposal Program:   

The Healthy Steps program, located at 510 North Street, Suite 6, Room 102, accepts used syringes and other devices that puncture the skin, otherwise known as “Sharps” for proper disposal.

Individuals using the disposal service must bring all sharps in a puncture resistant, approved sharps container, or sealed thick plastic container that is NOT clear.  There is no fee for disposal

Sharps can be dropped off Monday – Friday from 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM.  Please call (413) 447-2654 to request additional drop off times.



To report a discarded syringe/needle in the community: 
During business hours:

Contact the Pittsfiled Health Department, 413-499-9411.
After business  hours:
Contact:
Action Ambulance, 413-455-5355 or
County Ambulance, 413-499-2527

Needle stick injuries have a risk contracting blood-bourne diseases such as AIDS (HIV virus), Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C as well as other diseases such as tetanus. Avoid contact with a discarded needle and request collection by Health Department or ambulance personnel.