London-Middlesex is in the Red/Control category of the Provincial Keeping Ontario Safe and Open framework. A number of City facilities have reopened to the public for in-person programs and services.
If needles are found on public property, please contact Dispatch call 519-661-2489, extension 4965. This phone line is answered 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
Sharps are items that are potentially contaminated with blood or body fluids and are capable of causing a cut or puncture in the skin. Sharps include:
Eighteen stationary needle collection bins have been installed at strategic locations in downtown and priority areas to assist with the collection of discarded drug using equipment.
For more information visit the Middlesex London Health Unit's website.
Locations currently offering a Stationary Needle Bin include:
The Counterpoint Needle and Syringe Program at Regional HIV/AIDS Connection assists to:
All services of the Counterpoint Needle Exchange and Syringe Program are free and confidential. Services also include counselling, free condoms and other equipment for safer drug use.