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Sharps (Needles and other Hazardous Waste)

Follow the directions below to report and safely dispose of community-found sharps. With your help, we can create safer and healthier communities for all.  

Sharps, including needles, syringes, mouthpieces, pipes, and lancets, can pierce or cut the skin. For various reasons, sharps are sometimes found in the community.

It’s important to approach the issue of sharps found in the community with empathy and understanding, recognizing that individuals may face barriers to accessing proper disposal methods, such as stigma.

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Report a Community Found Sharp

Report a Community Found Sharp

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Please provide town/location with as much specifics as possible (e.g., sidewalk, driveway, parking lot, business name, park, trail, etc.). Include other details as needed.

Sharps that are reported via this website will not be picked up by Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit (HNHU) staff. Please refer to “Sharps Collection on Public Property” and “Sharps Collection on Private Property

Collecting Sharps on Public Property

Collecting Sharps on Public Property

Norfolk County Public Works and Environmental Services at (519) 426-5870  

Haldimand County Public Works Department at (905) 318-5932. 

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 or 1-888-340-1122. Do not dial 911. 

If you require further assistance or advice with a needle found in the community,   
Call the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit at (519) 426-6170 or (905) 318-6623.  

Collecting Sharps on Private Property

Instructions for collecting more hazardous litter:

  1. Put on gloves.
  2. Place your poke-proof container on a stable surface beside the hazardous litter (use any thick plastic or metal container with a lid).
  3. Use tongs to carefully collect the hazardous litter. Keep sharp points/edges pointed away from you, and never attempt to recap a used needle.
  4. Place the item(s) into the container pointy end first and close the lid.
  5. Remove gloves and wash hands with soap and water or hand sanitizer.
  6. Take the container to a local disposal location. For Haldimand County locations, click here, and for Norfolk County locations, click here.
Sharps Collection Resources

Sharps Collection Resources

For tongs, gloves, and sharps containers, visit HNHU offices:

  • 185 Robinson St, Simcoe ON 
  • 100 Haddington St., Caledonia ON 
  • 117 Forest Street E., Dunnville ON 

For sharps containers, visit one of the following community partners:

  • The AIDS Network Van Wednesdays and Thursdays 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Serving Haldimand County, Norfolk County & Six Nations of the Grand River Call or Text 289-440-4903
  • Water Street Clinic 25 Water Street, Simcoe Mon, Wed and Fri 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Tue 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. Sat 8 a.m.– 12 p.m. Closed Thursday and Sunday 519-426-1333
  • The Caledonia Clinic 53 Argyle Street North Monday to Friday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sat: 10 a.m.–1 p.m. 905-765-5885

Sharps containers can also be attained at participating pharmacies. For a list of participating pharmacies, visit healthsteward.ca

Safe Sharps Disposal— How-To Video

Needle Injury Instructions

  1. Allow the wound to bleed freely. Do not squeeze the wound. This may damage the tissue, increasing the risk of infection.
  2. Wash the wound with warm water and soap. Do clean with alcohol or bleach. Apply bandage covering.
  3. Go to your local emergency department immediately for follow-up care.
Disposal Locations

Disposal Locations

At all HNHU Office Locations
12 Gilbertson Drive, Simcoe ON 
100 Haddington St., Caledonia ON 
117 Forest Street E., Dunnville ON 
In Haldimand
Lions Park 640 Lock Street West, Dunnville.
Individual sharps, pocket sharps containers.  
180 Queen Street (alley beside Dollarama), Dunnville. 
All sharps accepted.
1 Main St., Hagersville.
Individual sharps, pocket sharps containers. 
16 Ottawa St. S., Cayuga.
All sharps accepted.
In Norfolk
Simcoe Memorial Park, 273 Owen St., Simcoe. 
Individual sharps, pocket sharps containers. 
Simcoe Kinsmen Park  281 Head St N, Simcoe.
Individual sharps, pocket sharps containers. 
50 Colborne Street South, Simcoe.
All sharps accepted.
83 Sydenham Street, Simcoe.
All sharps accepted 
L.E. & N Trail – Just North of Queensway St. Simcoe.
Individual sharps, pocket sharps containers.
183 Main St., Delhi
All sharps accepted.
Waterford Heritage Trail, Ponds, Shadow Lake Trail Head – 77 Alice St. 
Individual sharps, pocket sharps container.
308 St. George St. Port Dover.
Individual sharps, pocket sharps containers. 
Pharmacy Locations — Haldimand

Pharmacy Locations— Haldimand

Please note: Sharps must be in a pharmacy-provided container to drop off at the pharmacy. The containers are free of charge.

*If returning a sharps bin to the pharmacy, there may be a small service fee to return sharps not in a container provided by the pharmacy. 

Caledonia
Caledonia Life Care Pharmacy 53 Argyle Street North, Unit 1 
The Medicine Shoppe 55 Argyle Street North 
Argyle Medical Pharmacy 250 Argyle Street North, Unit 1 
Caledonia Medical Pharmacy 370 Argyle St S 
Pharmasave (Avalon) 34 Richard William Dr, Unit B2 
Rexall Pharma Plus 351 Argyle St S.
Shoppers Drug Mart 221 Argyle St S.
Zehrs Pharmacy 322 Argyle St S.
Cayuga 
Cayuga Pharmacy  18 Talbot St E 
Dunnville
Hauser’s Pharmacy 140 Broad St East  
Pharmasave (Grand River Pharmacy)  334 Broad Rd West 
Rexall Pharmacy 155 Lock St East 
Hagersville
Hauser’s Pharmasave 30 Main St 
Cavanagh IDA Pharmacy 6 Main St 
Jarvis
Cavanagh IDA Pharmacy 2121 Main St N 
Pharmacy Locations — Norfolk

Pharmacy Locations — Norfolk

Please note: Sharps must be in a pharmacy-provided container to drop off at the pharmacy. The containers are free of charge.

*If returning a sharps bin to the pharmacy, there may be a small service fee to return sharps not in a container provided by the pharmacy. 

Delhi
Pharmasave 221 Main St 
Delhi Community Health Centre- Pharmasave 105 Main St, Main Floor 
Roulston’s Pharmacy 123 King St 
Port Dover
Willaert Pharmacy 87 Thompson Dr.  
Roulston’s Pharmacy 414 Main St 
Dover Apothecary 328 Main St 
Port Rowan
Pharmasave 1024 Bay St 
Simcoe
Walmart Pharmacy 160 Queensway E 
Shoppers Drug Mart 470 Norfolk St N 
Real Canadian Superstore Pharmacy 125 Queensway E 
Clarks Pharmasave 454 Norfolk St S 
Clark Health Centre Pharmacy 216 West St 
Roulston’s Pharmacy 17 Norfolk St S 
Roulston’s Pharmacy 65 Donly Dr N 
Hope Pharmacy 32 Robinson St 
Sobeys Pharmacy 438 Norfolk St 
Waterford
Waterford Pharmacy and Health Foods 9 Alice St 
Rexall Pharma Plus 792 Old Hwy 24