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Thursday, September 13, 2018

New Video Shows How to Pick-Up Used Needles on Private Property

They City of London, along with the Middlesex-London Health Unit and Regional HIV/AIDS Connection, has launched a new video designed to teach the public how to pick up used needles found on private property in London.

The informational video will be shared on social media and is also available on the City of London's YouTube channel and partner websites.

The goal of the new video is to demonstrate how residents and business owners can dispose of used needles, razor blades or broken glass, also known as "sharps", found on their properties in a safe way. City staff collect and respond to calls about sharps found on public property.

People may use gloves, sealable containers and other equipment they already have at home to help them pick up any sharps they may find, before throwing them out in a specially-designed needle disposal bin. Details can be found on London.ca/needles.

City of London staff can be called to remove sharps found in public spaces on the 24-hour dispatch line at 519-661-2489 ext 4965.

Media Contacts:

Lynn LoubertDan Flaherty
Division Manager Aquatics, Arenas & Parks OperationsCommunications Manager
City of London, Parks and RecreationMiddlesex-London Health Unit
519-661-2489 ext 4423519-663-5317 ext 2469
lloubert@london.cadan.flaherty@mlhu.on.ca

Sonja Burke
Director of Counterpoint Harm Reduction Services
Regional HIV/AIDS Connection
519-434-1601 ext 244
sburke@hivaidsconnection.ca
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