Needle Disposal

Needle Disposal

 

If you find a discarded needle please do not touch it or pick it up. Please contact Access St. John’s immediately and provide as much detail as possible about the location of the needle(s).

The City of St. John’s in conjunction with the Department of Health and Community Services, and the St. John’s Community Action Group on Harm Reduction, have provided metal sharps containers throughout the city, as part of a harm reduction initiative. The intent of these metal sharps containers is to provide a safe means of needle disposal.

 


There are two large containers for needle disposal.  They can accept individual needles and plastic bottles (such as pop bottles) that are filled with needles:

  • Quidi Vidi Lake (gravel parking lot off The Boulevard)
  • Victoria Park (near Water Street entrance)

There are ten small containers for individual needle disposal only.  These small containers are placed in various locations throughout the city. See map below.

  • Airport Heights Drive - gazebo
  • Southlands Community Centre -  parking lot
  • Mundy Pond - parking lot near entrance to the dog park
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Sports Centre - on walking trail to Stamps Lane
  • Wishingwell Park - on road between the soccer field and ballfield, near the wood bollard
  • Bannerman Park Visitor’s Service Building
  • Empire Avenue off Jensen Camp Road
  • Shea Heights Ballfield - attached to the rear of the stage behind first base
  • Buckmaster’s Circle Community Centre - across from the gazebo near the parking lot
  • Tessier Place - open space where trails converge

  
Additional Resources
The AIDS Committee of Newfoundland & Labrador are available to the public to assist with the safe disposal of needles. The committee can be reached at 709-579-8656