Needles & Sharps

The presence of needles, drug paraphernalia and other sharps are an undeniable fact in our community. Reuse of needles is a large cause of transfer of communicable diseases such as HIV aids and Hepatitis A and B.
The Town of Swan River is proactive in this area in trying to protect it's citizens from exposure and supports government initiatives to help reduce the spread of HIV and other diseases. Sharps collection boxes are being installed in various locations.  Location Map

The following information links are provided for citizens to become aware and protect themselves.
 
 
Inform Yourself
                  Canadian Paediatric Society
 
Proper Handling of Sharps
   
Sharps Drop Box Locations
                  The Town of Swan River has installed needle drop boxes at the following locations. 
                      - Men's and Ladies Washrooms at the Jack Brown Field in the Legion Park
                      - Men's and Ladies washrooms at the Northwest Legion Park entrance
                      - Men's and Ladies washrooms at the Rotary soccer fields.
Dropping off Sharps containers for Disposal
                       Swan Valley Health Facility


These drop boxes can also be utilized by Diabetics using multiple needle devices every day and wanting a safe way to dispose of their sharps while enjoying Town outdoor facilities.
Videos
                    Help Protect Garbage workers

                    Needle Stick Injuries - Health facility