Sharps Disposal Bins

Algoma Public Health and the City would like to remind residents to be careful if they come across discarded needles. For the most part, people who use needles take steps to dispose of them properly. However, as the snow melts, you may find needles on the ground. 
In Sault Ste. Marie, if needles are found on public property, citizens may call the Public Works and Engineering Department at 705-759-5201 to arrange for pickup and proper disposal by City staff.
The Needle Drop Bins provide an option for the public to safely drop off any used needles found in the community. Please use the instructions above and place only small hard plastic containers with lids in the Drop Bins.

  • outside the John Howard Society (27 King Street)
  • corner of Gore/Albert Street (138 Gore Street)
  • outside the Soup Kitchen (172 James Street)
  • outside the City Bus Terminal (160 Queen Street)
  • outside Algoma Public Health (294 Willow Avenue)
  • outside of Pauline’s Place (South side of building - 235 Wellington Street West) 
  • outside of Group Health Center (East side of building - 240 McNabb Street) 
  • outside of Bridge View Hall Temporary Shelter (West side of building - 455 Queen Street West) 
  • parking lot between Group Health Centre and the new shelter at the former Sacred Heart School (170 East Street) 
Sharps (needles) may pose a risk of physical harm or serious blood-borne infections if handled inappropriately. It is important to pick up and dispose of them properly.
  • Use a pair of tongs, pliers or tweezers to pick up the needle. It is best to wear rubber gloves.
  • Pick the needle up by pointing the needle tip down and away from you.
  • Put the needle in a hard plastic container several millimeters thick with a tight lid and tape the lid shut.
  • touch the object
  • recap
  • bend
  • purposely break or remove the needle from the syringe     

Contact Us

General Inquiry: 705-759-1567
PWT Office: 705-759-5201
GFL: 705-945-7554




128 Sackville Road
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
P6B 4T6

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