Safe needle and condom disposal
If you find needles or condoms on the street or in a park, please contact the Calgary Fire Department (CFD) at 9-1-1, so they can be disposed of safely. They are treated as a biohazard due to the presumed high risk lifestyle of a street level drug user. Do not touch the needle or condom and if possible, please stay with the needle or condom in order to direct the CFD to the exact location.
Home injection needles or self-medicating needles are not considered to be a biohazard and can be placed in a puncture-resistant container with a secure tight-fitting lid and disposed of with your household garbage. Alternatively, you can bring the container to any fire station for disposal.