Safe Sharp Pickup


If you find sharps in the community, and are able to pick them up safely, please follow these instructions:

  • Do not walk while holding the sharp object
  • Bring a puncture-proof, hard-sided, leak-proof container with a lid, such as a pickle jar or bleach container, to the area where the object is. Do not recap, bend, break the needle or manipulate it by hand in any way
  • Place the object in the container. Use tongs if available. If tongs are not available pick up the needle/sharp from the blunt end and secure the lid
  • Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water
  • Label the container “hazardous waste” and bring to the Health Unit for proper disposal


Sharps Buy Back Month

Poster Promoting Sharps Buy Back in December

North Bay
Parry Sound
Burk's Falls

345 Oak Street West


70 Joseph Street Unit #302


17 Copeland Street (by appointment only)