For help with picking up a needle, call The Street Project at 306-766-7799. The Street Project is an initiative run by the Saskatchewan Health Authority and operates Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
For assistance after hours or weekends contact the City at 306-777-7000.
There are ways to dispose of a needle safely, using heavy gloves, a pair of tongs or pliers and an empty non-breakable hard-sided container with a lid that needles can't poke through (such as a pop bottle or a small coffee tin). Use the tongs to pick up the needle, place it in the container and fasten the lid. Take the container to a needle disposal drop box or call 306-766-7799 to arrange for pickup.
The Street Project has needle disposal drop boxes available at:
- North Central: Alley between 1100 block Cameron Street and Garnet Street (off of 5th Ave)
- Downtown Core: Alley by Core Community Park - 1800 block Montreal Street
Do not dispose of a used needle or any biomedical waste in a city garbage container. The Waste Management Bylaw prohibits this.