On Saturday, December 15th, many local police departments will be taking part in a “Goods For Guns” campaign.  Local residents with unwanted or unsafe firearms will be able to take them to a participating police station and trade them in for gift cards for local supermarkets.

For each operable gun, you will receive $25 per rifle, $50 per pistol and $75 for automatic or semi-automatic weapons.  This program, sponsored in part by the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office, is designed to prevent injury or death from guns in local homes.

Registrations or licenses for these weapons are not necessary during this time and the program is anonymous.  Free gun locks are also available to those who request them.

It is important to note, all guns turned in during this program are to be unloaded and wrapped in packing material or a bag.

Each department has their times posted below for Saturday, December 15:

Webster Police Department
357 Main Street
Webster, MA
10 AM to 1 PM

Dudley Police Department
71 West Main Street
Dudley, MA
9 AM to 1 PM

Charlton Police Department
85 Masonic Home Road
Charlton, MA
10 AM to 2 PM

Auburn Police Department
416 Oxford Street
Auburn, MA
10 AM to 2 PM

Southbridge Police Department
1 Mechanic Street
Southbridge, MA
9 AM to 3 PM

Northbridge Police Department
1 Hope Street
Whitinsville, MA
9AM to 1 PM

Millbury Police Department
127 Elm Street
Millbury, MA
9 AM to 1 PM

Barre Police Department
655 South Street
Barre, MA
9 AM to 1 PM

Fitchburg Police Department
20 Elm Street
Fitchburg, MA
9 AM to 3 PM

Grafton Police Department
28 Providence Road,
Grafton, MA
9 AM to 1 PM

Leicester Police Department
90 S Main Street,
Leicester, MA
9 AM to 1 PM

Leominster Police Department
29 Church Street,
Leominster, MA
9 AM to 3 PM

Northborough Police Department
211 Main Street
Northborough, MA
9 AM to 1 PM

Rutland Police Department
242 Main Street
Rutland, MA
9 AM to 1 PM

Spencer Police Department
10 AM to 2 PM
9 Main Street
Spencer, MA

City Welding & Fabrication
9 AM to 3 PM
10 Ararat Street,
Worcester, MA 01606