Holyoke residents now have a place to dispose of their used needles.
On Tuesday, Mayor Alex Morse announced the creation of the safe syringe disposal program.
The program, which is a partnership between the Holyoke board of health and the center for education, prevention, and action will provide locations for the free and safe disposal of used needles. As well as a way to get discarded needles off the streets quickly.
You can drop-off home needles in containers at these four locations: Council on Aging at 291 Pine St., Holyoke Health Care Pharmacy at 230 Maple St., CEPA Program Headquarters at 330 Appleton St., and DPW Building located at 63 Canal St.
For a limited time sharps containers are available for free at the City of Holyoke Board of Health, 20 Korean Veterans Plaza, Room 306.
The Safe Syringe Disposal Program also includes measures for needles discarded on the streets. The Board of Health would like to remind citizens not to physically touch a discarded needle, however, anyone can text the location to the CEPA program at (413) 387-2537 for prompt pick up.
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