Safe Needle Disposal

Where to Dispose of Needles & Syringes

Public Property

What should I do if I come across a needle on public property?

To report a needle on public property or in the community, please contact:

London CAReS at 519.667.2273

Monday-Friday 8:00AM-8:00PM

Weekends or Statutory Holidays 9:00AM-5:00PM

After hours, please leave a message and someone will return your call the following day when service resume.

Please note that London CAReS Outreach Team's main focus in the core of our city.

Private Property

What should I do if I come across a needle in my back yard, at my business or income property?

If you are a private home owner, business owner or landlord, Counterpoint Needle & Syringe Program can provide you:

  • Onsite training for safe handling and disposal of needles.
  • One-time  supply of sharps containers and needle disposal.
  • Contact information for a biomedical waste disposal company

Regional HIV/AIDS Connection: 519.434.1601

Monday – Friday 9:00AM – 5:00PM

    What should I do with my own needles?

    Diabetics should contact participating pharmacies about their needle disposal programs.

    Injection drug users can drop off used needles and syringes at the Counterpoint Needle & Syringe Program, which operates at the following locations:

    Regional HIV/AIDS Connection
    #30-186 King Street
    London, ON
    N6A 1C7
    519-434-1601
    Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Middlesex-London Health Unit
    50 King Street
    London, ON
    519-663-5446
    Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-7 p.m., and Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

    London CAReS offers needle disposal bins located at:

          • 186 King Street - Regional HIV/AIDS Connection (rear entrance)
          • 130 King Street - Covent Garden Market, Market Lane
          • 241 Simcoe Street - London Middlesex Housing Corporation
          • 580 Dundas Street - London Middlesex Housing Corporation
          • 459 York Street - Mission Services, The Gathering Place
          • Bathurst Street at Clarence
          • Bathurst Street at Salvation Army Centre of Hope
          • Municipal Parking Lot - King and Adelaide (near Tolpuddle Housing Co-op)
          • Municipal Parking Lot - Queens and Adelaide
          • Municipal Parking Lot - Queens and Lyle
          • Carfrae Bridge (north side)
          • Campbell Park - 380 Dundas Street
          • Piccadilly Park
          • Weston Park
          • Victoria Park
          • Ivey Park

            If you are a health care provider, you must obtain proper sharps disposal containers and arrange a disposal contract with a biomedical waste disposal company.

            For more information about how to safely dispose of needles, please visit the Middlesex-London Health Unit’s webpage “Safe Disposal of Sharps.” 

            Or please see our resource on "How to Safely Dispose of Used Needles".