Promoting safe disposal of used needles and syringes is a key component of the San Francisco’s Department of Public Health (SFDPH) Community Health Equity and Promotion Branch (CHEP) funded syringe programs. All programs have a written disposal plan approved by SFDPH, including a plan for conducting street sweeps of the areas in which the Syringe Program operates to pick up improperly discarded syringes and other injection equipment. The plan also includes information about the maintenance of publicly available sharps disposal boxes and kiosks. Instances may arise when programs need to do additional sweeps or sweep in new areas based on community concerns related to improper disposal of syringes.
To download the Implementation Plan for Safe, Unsupervised 24/7 Needle Disposal click here