What to do if you find a discarded syringe?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.