The City has a long-standing relationship with Tapestry Health’s Syringe Access Program to respond as quickly as possible to recover discarded needles as an extension of their needle exchange run through a program called Syringe Access. To report a found syringe you can call the Hot Line.
The HOTLINE phone number to call is: (413) 650-2679
The call goes directly to voicemail where you will be asked to provide detailed information on the found syringe. This call is then distributed to Needle Exchange staff and to a group email of community residents that are interested in helping to clean up Holyoke.
Staff and community volunteers will respond within 24 to 36 hours to retrieve and safely dispose of the syringes.
Tapestry Health’s Contact Information:
15A Main Street, Holyoke, MA
(413) 315-3732 ext. 1
You can also dispose of your needles & diabetic lancets by placing them inside a Sharps Containers and bringing them to one of the kiosks at the following organizations. Sharps Containers can be purchased at any drugstore.
1-Council On Aging
291 Pine Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
2-Holyoke Health Center-Pharmacy
230 Maple Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
3-Baystate Medical Center-As of Friday, June 16, Baystate employees and community members can bring their unwanted medications and sharps and dispose of them safely, conveniently and confidentially into kiosks (collection receptacles) located in the Baystate Medical Center Daly Lobby.
This initiative ensures that medications and sharps are disposed of properly, helping the environment and keeping dangerous medications like opioids off the street.
Contact Baystate Medical Center’s Safety & Environmental Affairs Department at 794-1400.
Location; 759 Chestnut Street, Springfield, MA 01199.