Sierra Jenkins / Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 @ 7:14 a.m. / LoCO Video Reports
(VIDEO) Sharp-Disposal Kiosks Coming to Eureka; County’s Effort to Combat Loose Needles Will Put Safe Disposal Sites at Three DHHS Locations
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The number of hypodermic needles being found on the streets of Humboldt — and specifically in Eureka — has become such a public health concern that the county has decided to take some action with a new needle collection program.
The program will kick off by installing three permanent sharps waste kiosks outside of various Department of Health and Human Services locations to provide the public a free and easy way to dispose of needles properly.
In this LoCO Video Report we find out more about the efforts from senior program manager Dana Murguia at the DHHS Healthy Communities Division.
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