Safe Needle Disposal

 

Where to Dispose of Needles & Syringes

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, Stay Sharp Needle Distribution Program can provide you with:

  • 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.

Public Property

What should I do if I come across a needle on public property?

If you are a member of the community and you find a syringe on public property, Stay Sharp provides site-specific needle pick up Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

To report a needle on public property, please contact:

AIDS Committee of Guelph and Wellington County
89 Dawson Road, Unit 115, Guelph, ON N1H 1B1
515-763-2255 ext. 151

*Please leave your name and contact information for follow up.

What should I do with my own needles?

Diabetics should contact participating pharmacies about their needle disposal programs.

Injection drug users can drop off used needles and syringes at the Stay Sharp Needle Distribution locations:

AIDS Committee of Guelph and Wellington County
89 Dawson Road, Unit 115
Guelph, ON N1H 1B1
Mon-Thurs 9 am-5 pm, Friday 9 am-1pm

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health
20 Shelldale Cres, Guelph ON N1H 1C8 
1-800-846-2715

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.

More detailed information about the Safe Disposal of Sharps

Public Health Ministry of Ontario United Way Trillium Foundation Guelph Community Foundation