Used needles left in public and private places are both a nuisance and potential safety concern. Whether they’re used to inject medicines like insulin or for illegal drugs, needles can spread blood-borne pathogens through accidental needle pokes. While the risk of contracting a disease from a needle-stick injury is very low, there are ways to further reduce that risk.
Many community members have shown interest in volunteering to help clean up public and private properties throughout Everett. To plan a larger cleanup in your community, find some friends, neighbors or family members and follow these guidelines to get started: