Where to Dispose of Needles & Syringes
What should I do if I come across a needle on public property?
If needles are found on public property, please contact this Dispatch:
519-661-2489 ext. 4965
This phone line is answered 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
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 our Carepoint and Counterpoint programs (446 York St.).
Carepoint and Counterpoint Needle and Syringe Program
Regional HIV/AIDS Connection
446 York Street
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
All services of the Counterpoint Needle Exchange are free and confidential. Services also include counseling, free condoms and other equipment for safer drug use.
Stationary Needle Bins – Current Locations:
- 580 Dundas St – LMHC
- 130 King St – Covent Garden Market, Market Lane
- Forks of the Thames
- 459 York St – Mission Services
- 241 Simcoe St – LMHC
- Victoria Park
- London Police Service – underground sallyport
- Bathurst St. at Clarence
- Bathurst St. at the Salvation Army Centre of Hope
- Municipal Parking Lot – Queens and Adelaide
- Municipal Parking Lot – Queens and Lyle
- Campbell Park
- Municipal Parking Lot – King and Adelaide (near Tolpuddle Housing Co-op)
- Piccadilly Park
- Watson Park
- Harris Park (bandshell)
- Carfrae Park (at Ridout St)
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.” and City of London's "Needle Bins and Syringe Recovery."
Or please see our resource on "How to Safely Dispose of Used Needles".