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Posted on: August 23, 2018

Box for safe disposal of needles and sharps now at Public Works building

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For the safety of the public and Village sanitation employees, residents can now dispose of needles at the Public Works compound at 645 Prosperity Farms Road.

There are two designated boxes there: A red plastic one to accept sharps directly, while the other, made of cardboard, can accept sharps containers.

The only assistance provided by Public Works staff will be directions on where to deposit the sharps. For safety reasons, staff will not assist with placing the items in the bins.
Also, sanitation staff will not pick up sharps containers to be deposited or accept any types of sharps for disposal while on their daily residential pick-up routes.

To dispose of needles and other sharps, residents are asked to place them (used or unused) directly into the bins at Public Works.

The facility is open weekdays from 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. For more information about needle disposal, contact the Public Works Department at (561) 691-3440.

For more information, contact:
Ed Cunningham
Communications Manager
Village of North Palm Beach
(561) 904-2138

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