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Safe Needle Disposal

Where to Dispose of Needles & Syringes

Public Property

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.

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

If syringes are found on private property and you have questions about how to dispose of or handle, please contact Regional HIV/AIDS Connection's Harm Reduction Outreach team at 519.851.3548 or during regular business hours (9:00 AM to 5:00 PM). 

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
London, ON
N6B 1R2
Monday-Friday, 9 AM-5 PM

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".