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Sault Ste Marie (City of). Public Works and Engineering Services
Needle and Sharps Disposal

  • Removes needles, sharps, and broken glass from city and public property
  • Provides needle disposal containers at local pharmacies for individuals to purchase so they can safely remove needles from their own property
  • Individuals can call to report needles and syringes that need to be collected from public property
  • Individuals can drop off discarded needles at the Household Special Waste Facility
If a needle or sharp is found on private property, wear gloves and use tongs to pick up the item. Items should be placed in a hard container such as a coffee can and can be dropped off at the following locations:
  • Household Special Waste Facility (May-Oct) 402 Fifth Line East
  • Needle drop off box Behind the Neighbourhood Resource Centre Sault Ste. Marie 138 Gore Street
  • Needle drop off box Located in the walking path beside the John Howard Society 27 King Street
Hours of Operation
Pick up: Mon-Sun 24 hoursDrop-off: Household Special Waste Facility: Tue-Sat 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Apr-OctDates: Special Waste Facility: Non operational Jan 1- Apr 1
For pick up of needles and sharps they must be on public property
Application Process
Call the office for pick-up
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(10) Local Government
Agency Information
211 Ontario North
   Last Updated On November 5, 2019

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