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London Ontario's growing "Sharps" problem

The other day, I was waiting for my morning bus to work (Dundas and Maitland). The groundskeeper from the church (Dundas Street Central United Church) came over and disposed of material in the street garbage container. He came back a short time later with more material to dispose of, and he remarked to me, “It’s a sad state of affairs”  then told me he had collected fifty (50) used “needles” (syringes) on the church property that morning. At first, I was concerned he was disposing of the used syringes in the City garbage, but I soon didn’t care if he was. If the City is going to give free syringes to irresponsible drug users, then the City should have to deal with the discarded used syringes private property owners have to collect.

© Trevor Dailey