A Venice local and all around good guy sent me this today that related to a police call I tweeted earlier in the day where the Fire Dept requested LAPD regarding a bunch of containers of hypodermic needles and what was reportedly drugs left in an alley. Gross, unsafe and also AGAINST THE LAW!
As of September 1, 2008, State law made it illegal to dispose of home-generated sharps in the trash or recycling containers. The law requires that all sharps waste be taken to a collection center in an approved sharps container.
As a person who takes a shot of some really nasty medicine 3x a week, you NEVER EVER dispose of your needles improperly. It is dangerous for everyone, especially in a neighborhood where there is rampant drug abuse. You can ask for a FREE sharps disposal container that comes with a box to responsibly mail the used needles for proper disposal.
You can drop off your used needles here:
Marina Outpatient Pharmacy
|4644 Lincoln Blvd
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292