This information is being collected for surveillance and harm reduction planning purposes. Needles that are reported via this website will not be picked up by Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit (HNHU) staff. If needles are found on public property, please contact Norfolk County Public Works and Environmental Services at (519) 426-5870 or Haldimand County.
If needles are found after 4:30 pm on a weekday or on a weekend, contact the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) to inform them of the incident and arrange pick up of the needle(s) at *677 from a cellular device of 1-888-340-1122. Do not dial 911 as per OPP request.
If you require further assistance or advice with a needle found in the community, the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit can be reached at (519) 426-6170 or (905) 318-6623. A sharps disposal kit can be picked up from any of the HNHU offices to safely handle sharps found in the community, and can be disposed of at a pharmacy or a sharps disposal kiosk. Sharps disposal kiosks can be accessed at any time in the following locations:
- 12 Gilbertson Drive, Simcoe ON, N3Y 4L1
- 282 Argyle Street S., Caledonia ON, N3W 1K7
- 117 Forest Street E., Dunnville ON, N1A 1B9