Berkshire Harm Reduction Program is Designated as Sharps Container Disposal Site
Adhering to the watchwords "be smart, be careful, be aware, be safe," the Berkshire Harm Reduction Program 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 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 program 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 Harm Reduction Program at 413-447-2654.