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TUMBLER RIDGE, B.C. — The District of Tumbler Ridge is warning residents not to dispose of needles in the recycling after finding two in residential recycling bins.
The two needles were found on two separate occasions over the past two weeks.
Tumbler Ridge Director of Operations and Infrastructure Jason Bradley said the needles were three millimetres with removable tips.
Bradley said he put the warning on the district’s website to make residents aware that it was happening in the community.
“It’s definitely something that the public should know about,” Bradley said.
“As far as, like this is in our community, and this is how people are actually disposing of the product.”
Bradley said the safest way to dispose of used needles is in a sharps container, which can usually be purchased at drug stores and pharmacies.
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