Wednesday, February 24, 2016

NPAC provides community members with information about cleaning up discarded needles

Last Saturday, NPAC's Social Services Committee hosted a training about how to remove needles from public places as safely as possible.

KUOW's Bill Radke interviewed NPAC's Mike Cuadra, the primary organizer of the training: See A Used Heroin Needle? Seattle Residents Learn To Pick Them Up Safely.

Joe Tinsley from the King County Needle Exchange Program provided participants with information on how to pick up and dispose of needles in as safe a manner as possible.

NPAC Executive Board Member Mike Cuadra handed out sharps containers and trash pickers. The University Masonic Lodge donated materials as well as the space for the training.

Community members practiced using trash pickers to gather needles and discard them in sharps containers.
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