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Please visit the Service London portal to report needles, or contact Dispatch at 519-661-4965. This phone number is answered 24 hours / day, 7 days / week.
Sharps are items that are potentially contaminated with blood or body fluids and are capable of causing a cut or puncture in the skin. Sharps include used syringes with needles attached, used needles, used razor blades, broken glass that has come into contact with blood or other body fluids, used crack smoking stems and lancets.
The City works in a variety of ways to collect and dispose of found sharps in public spaces – river banks, parks, civic spaces, streets and public parking lots. However, due to a variety of legal issues, the City is not able to collect and dispose of sharps that have been found on private property.
Residents and businesses in Downtown, Old East Village, Richmond Row and Midtown can request a sharps disposal kit to help them safely dispose of sharps on their private property. These kits include tongs, gloves, a receptacle for sharps and information on how to safely pick up sharps. With a limited supply, these kits are available on a first come, first serve basis. You can visit the Dundas Place Field House at 179 Dundas Street from Tuesday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to pick up a sharps disposal kit. You can also contact the Core Area Ambassadors by emailing email@example.com or calling 519-661-2489, extension 7455 to request a sharp disposal kit be delivered to you.
Eighteen stationary needle collection bins have been installed at strategic locations in downtown and priority areas to assist with the collection of discarded drug using equipment.
For more information visit the Middlesex London Health Unit's website.
Locations currently offering a Stationary Needle Bin include:
The Counterpoint Needle and Syringe Program at Regional HIV/AIDS Connection assists to:
All services of the Counterpoint Needle Exchange and Syringe Program are free and confidential. Services also include counselling, free condoms and other equipment for safer drug use.
Disposal kits should not be thrown in the garbage or blue box. Disposal kits should be thrown in one of the Stationary Needle Bins. A list of Stationary Needle Bins where you can dispose of your kits safely can be found in the drop-down above.