What to do if you find a used needle or condom
If you find a used syringe or condom, especially in a park, school or playground, the first thing you should do is call 311, the City of Vancouver’s Needle Pickup.
If you do decide to pickup a needle, it is important to dispose of them promptly and carefully.
Use a pair of tongs or pliers, or a pair of thick leather gloves, to pick up these items.
Discard condoms in a plastic bag.
Discard syringes or needles in a puncture-proof container, preferably one intended for such purposes. Any plastic or metal container with a lid, such as a coffee can, will also do. Do not place these containers in your recycling bin.
When you have finished, wash your hands carefully with soap and warm water.