What to do if you find a discarded syringe?
The discovery of a carelessly discarded syringe can occur almost anywhere. Often times illegal drug use is associated with these syringes. Whether it is on a beach or in a city park discarded syringes pose a threat of infection or disease.
- Don’t touch it.
- If it’s on a beach staffed with a lifeguard report it to him or her.
- If it is necessary to leave the location mark it somehow for future identification.
- Call a local law enforcement agency.
- Report it to the Department of Environmental Protection at 1-800-482-0777.