Sharps Disposal Plan

Site assessments and markings for drop boxes on both private and public land took place in August 2018 with installation starting September 12, 2018.  For the outdoor drop boxes installed on public land, the following locations were agreed to:

  • Creekside Trail- Nanaimo Ave/Van Horne Street
  • Industrial Ave Trail- south of Wholesale Club near creek
  • Okanagan Lake Park- east end past dog beach
  • Public Library-west side of building
  • Shanghai Lane/200 Block Main Street lane- public washroom exterior
  • Rose Garden Walkway-1099 Lakeshore Drive
  • Marina Way- entrance to Esplanade trail
  • Fairhaven Housing-2670 Skaha Lake Road
  • Penticton United Church-696 Main Street

To learn more about the coalition’s disposal strategy, including their goals to raise awareness of needle safety, reduce the number of needles discarded in public spaces and provide more options for disposal, please review the following strategy here. 

Sharps Containers Locations Map [PDF - 342 KB]

2018 Announcement