What to do if you find a discarded syringe?
The discovery of a carelessly discarded syringe can occur almost anywhere. These syringes are often associated with illegal drug use. Whether found on a beach or in a city park, discarded syringes pose a threat of infection, disease transmission or injury.
- Don’t touch it,
- Mark the location somehow so others are aware and stay away,
- Report it immediately to the nearest authority such as a lifeguard or local law enforcement, or
- Report it to the Department of Environmental Protection at 1-800-482-0777.