What to do if you find a discarded syringe?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.