You are here

Home » In the Community » Community Programs » Safe Needle Disposal

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 services 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?

    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
    London, ON
    N6A 1C7
    Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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

    London CAReS offers needle disposal bins located at:

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