Improper disposal of syringes and other sharps poses a health hazard to both the community and sanitation workers.
Contact the Waste-Info Line if you find a syringe/sharp on public property (e.g. a municipal road or park).
Remove the syringe/sharp on private property by following these steps:
Bring a sharps container to the location of the syringe/sharp and ensure the top is open
Carefully pick up the syringe/sharp using a retrieval tool such as tongs or pliers
* Always keep the needle pointed downwards and away from the body to avoid any contact with the needle
Deposit the syringe/sharp into the disposal container needle end first
Close the sharps container securely
Place all syringes and sharps in a sealed, puncture-proof container
Contact your local pharmacy to see if they offer free sharps containers or disposal, if not
Bring the puncture-proof container to a:
Do not put in the garbage, recycling boxes or pour down the drain.
If not disposed of properly, it can be harmful to people, animals and the environment.