Sharps Disposal Training: 02/20/2016

The North Precinct Advisory Council, Social Services Committee, invites community members to a free training on “How to Safely Remove Used Syringes from a Public Area”.

Joe Tinsley, Needle Exchange Coordinator for Seattle-King County Public Health, will talk about the risks, proper handling, and disposal of used needles. A limited number of sharps containers and garbage pickers will be available for participants.

This free training will provide community members who regularly see discarded needles in public places with the information they need to safely dispose of them. While certainly not a solution for preventing and reducing drug abuse, the training can provide neighbors with information needed to keep public areas clean and safe.

Date: Saturday, February 20, 2016
Time: 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Location: University Masonic Ballroom​, 4338 University Way NE
RSVP:  Please email

For more information, and to RSVP, contact NPAC Social Services Committee volunteer Michael Cuadra at

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