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Safe Needle Disposal
Where to Dispose of Needles & Syringes
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
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.
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
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Middlesex-London Health Unit
50 King Street
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
- 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 The Salvation Army Centre of Hope
- Bathurst Street at Clarence
- Municipal Parking Lot - King and Adelaide (near Tolpuddle Housing Co-op)
- Municipal Parking Lot - Queens and Adelaide
- Municipal Parking Lot - Queens and Lyle
- Carfrae Park West (entrance to the park)
- Carfrae Bridge (north side)
- Campbell Park - 380 Dundas Street
- Harris 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".