Toronto is adding more needle drop boxes to local parks
Toronto is putting new needle drop boxes in parks around the city so users can safely dispose of sharps and needles.
Users & finders, this is where you put needles safely & securely. Don’t wanna PU let @311 know with exact &/or GPS location. Be safe, kind & patient folks. #COVID19 continues. Thanks @TorontoPFR & @cityoftoronto for install🙏🏽 #maskup #cleanhands pic.twitter.com/RFSh0rJXAH— Trinity Bellwoods (@TrinityBellwood) October 2, 2020
Toronto Public Health installed the boxes earlier this month and are part of a city-wide initiative to reduce the impact of discarded needles and other drug use equipment, said TPH spokesperson Dr. Rita Shahin.
“The intention is to make the drop boxes as accessible as possible throughout the city. There are a limited number of bins so some are placed where there is an identified need and others are placed to ensure geographic accessibility,” explained Shahin.
A map of all current needle drop box locations is provided for reference below.
Friends of St James Park
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