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 services 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?
People with Diabetes should contact participating pharmacies about their needle disposal programs.
People who access our services 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".