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Sharps Disposal Program

State Clinics at BMC Designated as Sharps Container Disposal Site

Adhering to the watchwords "be smart, be careful, be aware, be safe," the State Clinics at Berkshire Medical Center has been designated by The Department of Public Health as a Depository for used syringes and other devices that puncture the skin, otherwise known as sharps. The disposal unit is located at the State Clinics, which are currently located at 510 North Street, Suite 6-B2, Pittsfield, MA.

Syringes and lancets are used by a variety of individuals who are managing healthcare issues at home, including individuals with diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, hemophilia, as well as a number of other health care issues. Individuals must bring all sharps in a puncture-resistant container, such as a bleach or laundry detergent container, a soda or juice bottle, or a standard sharps container. The State Clinics is unable to accept any syringes or sharps in glass containers, paper or plastic bags, or any loose syringes or sharps. At each visit, individuals will be given a replacement sharps container for future deposits, if needed. There is no fee for any of the services provided.

For more information, contact the State Clinics at 413-447-2654.



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