Goods for Guns

 

20th Annual Goods for Guns Buyback

This year's event, sponsored by  the UMass Memorial Health Injury Prevention Center,  will take place on Saturday, December 11, 2021.  

The public can anonymously turn in any operable firearm in exchange for a gift card. Through the generosity of financial partners such as Wegmans, the program has collected more than 2,400 firearms and distributed more than 750 trigger locks to those who still have firearms in their homes.

  • Receive groceries gift cards for each operable gun:
    * $25 per rifle
    * $50 per pistol
    * $75 per automatic or semi-automatic
  • Get free gun locks--even if you aren't turning in a gun
  • Anonymity ensured--no names asked
  • No gun registration required
  • Non-operable guns, ammunition, and firearm accessories will also be accepted (no gift cards are issued for these items)
  • Turn in guns at the drop-off locations or by appointment at your residence
  • All guns must be unloaded and wrapped or contained in a bag

Buyback Hours and Locations

Auburn Police Department
10am to 2pm
416 Oxford Street, North Auburn, MA 01501

Northborough Police Department
10am to 2pm
211 Main Street, Northborough, MA 01532

Barre Police Department
10am to 2pm
655 South Street, Barre, MA 01005
Northbridge Police Department
10am to 2pm
1 Hope Street, Whitinsville, MA 014588
Dudley Police Department
10am to 2pm
71 West Main Street, Dudley, MA 01571
Spencer Police Department
10am to 2pm
9 West Main Street, Spencer, MA 01562
Fitchburg Police Department
10am to 2pm
20 Elm Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420
Worcester Police Department
9am to 4pm
9 Lincoln Square, Worcester, MA 01608
Leominster Police Department
10am to 2pm
29 Church Street, Leominster, MA 01453
 

  

A message from the Worcester Department of Public Health Medical Director, Dr. Michael Hirsh:

An unsecured weapon in the home is a public health danger that leads to more frequent homicides, burglaries, lethal domestic violence, accidental shootings and suicide in the home.

Please honor the memories of all our citizens, young and old, harmed by gun violence by bringing in your unwanted/unsecured weapon(s) (unloaded please) in a plain plastic or paper bag.

For more information about Goods for Guns events, please contact us injuryprevention@umassmemorial.org.