Safe Sharp Pickup


November is Sharps Buy Back Month!

  1. Fill a container with 100 used sharps.
  2. Bring container to the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit (345 Oak St. W., North Bay) or Alliance Centre ( 172 Ethel St. Sturgeon Falls).
  3. Get a $5 gift card for every 100 sharps returned, limit 5 gift cards per visit.

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

North Bay

345 Oak Street West

Parry Sound

70 Joseph Street Unit #302

Burk's Falls

17 Copeland Street (by appointment only)