Recently needles, syringes, and other sharp medical objects have been littering all over the community. We kindly ask Citizens to help keep our community safe by using a sharps container to safely dispose of these items, including lancets and syringes with needle retraction mechanism. Please report improper disposal to the Public Health department immediately.

Other helpful tips:

  • Ask your doctor to prescribe you a sharps container
  • Drop off your full sharps container at the nursing station & ask for new one
  • You may also dispose of sharps at a pharmacy and buy a new one

If you don’t have a sharps container on hand a heavy duty plastic household container may be used as an alternative until you acquire an approved container (i.e. laundry detergent jug). Do not use glass as it could break.

  • Do properly dispose of all used needles.
  • Do not flush down the toilet or throw on the ground, trash can or recycling bin.
  • Do keep out of the reach of children.

Help keep our community safe!


Needle stick injuries are serious and require immediate medical treatment. You are at risk for blood-borne diseases such as HIV and Hepatitis B & C. If injured, immediately wash the wound with
soap and water or use an alcohol-based solution. Report to your supervisor or health nurse and fill out an incident report.