Used needles and other sharps are dangerous if they are not disposed of safely –they can injure people and spread infections that cause serious health conditions.
It is important to package and dispose of sharps safely to avoid exposing yourself and others to harm.
Place all needles and other sharps in a sharps disposal container immediately after they have been used to reduce the risk of needle-sticks, cuts, or punctures from loose sharps.
For more information go to the DNR household waste website.
Reports of found needles/syringes help us:
Submitting a report is not linked to needle clean-up. Please always follow proper disposal practices or call your local law enforcement.
Our Syringe Services Program provides people who inject drugs a place to dispose of used syringes and receive new syringes to reduce the spread of infection.