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:

Public Washrooms:

  • Gyro Park (Lakeshore Dr & Martin St)
  • Okanagan Lake Park ( East of Lakside Resort)
  • OneSky Community Resources (330 Ellis St)
  • Ooknakane Friendship Centre (146 Ellis St)
  • Pathways (996 Main St)
  • Skaha Lake Park (Skaha Lake Rd & Parkview St)

Outdoor Locations:

  • Compass Court (1706 Main St)
  • Creekside Trail (Nanaimo Ave & Van Horne St)
  • Fairhaven Housing (2670 Skaha Lake Rd)
  • Industrial Avenue Trail (South of Wholesale CLub)
  • Marina Way (entrance to Esplanade trail)
  • Martin Street Outreach Clinic (437 Martin St)
  • Memorial Arena (399 Power St)
  • Okanagan Lake Park (East end, past dog beach)
  • Penticton United Church (696 Main St)
  • Public Library (785 Main St)
  • Shanghai Lane (200 Block Main St lane - public washroom exterior)

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