Hamilton Opioid Information System: Hamilton Public Health Services is collaborating with Hamilton Paramedic Services, Hamilton Health Sciences, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, and community partners to provide timely opioid-related information to the public.
Needles can be disposed of several ways depending on where it's been found. Safely collected needles can be taken to Hamilton Community Recycling Centres, Community Sharps Disposal Bins or Needle Syringe Program Sites.
- If you find a needle on Public property
Including sidewalks, streets, boulevards, parks, trails or facilities, contact the City of Hamilton, Customer Contact Centre, 905-546-2489 and report it.
- If you find a needle on Private property
Including residential homes, apartments, commercial buildings and parking lots, property owners are responsible for disposing of the needles safely. Please review the following section Safe Disposal of Needles.
Community Sharps Disposal Bins
A sharps or needle disposal bin is a durable container that is used to safely dispose of needles and other sharp medical instruments. The City of Hamilton has placed these containers in select locations to help reduce the number of improperly discarded needles. Ensuring all people who use needles have access to a way of dispose of them safely is a priority for the City.
Based on a targeted approach, sharps disposal bins are located at the following City parks:
96 Mary St, Hamilton
Between skate park and playground
707 King St W, Hamilton
Northeast of park building
Central Park – Coming Soon
168 Bay St N, Hamilton
Jackie Washington Park
361 Wellington St N, Hamilton
Pavilion South of building
J.C. Beemer Park
68 Victoria Ave N, Hamilton
Southeast of building by wading pool
John Rebecca Park
76 John St N, Hamilton
Rebecca Street side of park
500 King St W, Hamilton
South of park building
501 Barton St E, Hamilton
West of park building
Grey Community Sharps Disposal Bins
Similar to the yellow Community Sharps Disposal Bins, the City of Hamilton has placed five additional grey sharps disposal bins in select locations to help further reduce the number of improperly discarded needles.
Please note: These new grey sharps disposal bins limit the size of items that can be disposed of. The smaller opening is meant for needles and small drug paraphernalia only.
These new grey sharps disposal bins can be found in the following locations:
Corktown Pathway – Escarpment Rail Trail
Between Corktown Park and Wentworth Stairs
53 Birch Avenue at Harvey Street
Gage Park Children’s Museum
1072 Main St. E, Hamilton
For more information about harm reduction supplies and safe needle disposal in Hamilton call 905-546-4276 or email [email protected]
The following Needle Syringe Program Sites provide needles, safe injection supplies, naloxone and health information to encourage safer injecting practices.
Notice: Some NSP sites may be closed or have altered hours due to COVID.It is recommended that clients call the site before going to ensure that they are open for drop-in.
View Needle Syringe Program Site hours and locations
Alcohol, Drugs and Gambling Services
21 Hunter Street East, 3rd Floor
Hamilton, Ontario L8N 3W8
Monday & Tuesday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Wednesday, 8:30 am to 7 pm
Thursday & Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Hamilton Urban Core
Community Health Centre
181 Main Street West
Monday 9 am to 5 pm
Tuesday 9 am to 8 pm
Wednesday 12:30 pm to 5 pm
Thursday 9 am to 8 pm
Friday* 9 am to 5 pm
Saturday* 9 am to 1 pm
* Third week of the month
Consumption and Treatment Services Site
70 James Street S.
905-522-3233 ext. 109 or 110
Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday 10:30 am to 11 pm
Saturday and Sunday 4 to 11 pm
Street Health Clinic at the Wesley Centre
52 Catharine Street North (Interim Location)
Monday & Wednesday - 9 am to 1 pm (Public Health Nurse on Site)
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday - 9 am to 12 pm (Shelter Health physician on site)
The AIDS Network
140 King Street East, Lower Level
Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm
Public Health Sexual Health Clinics
view clinic locations and hours
Various individual clinic hours
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