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What the City of Lethbridge is Doing

  • City Council has approved funding for operation of the ARCHES Needle Pickup Hotline (403-332-0722)
  • City Council has approved the use of previously unallocated provincial 2018-2019 Outreach Support Services Initiative funding for homelessness to expand the Downtown BRZ Clean Sweep program and Mobile Outreach services to supplement existing efforts to deal with needle debris in the community.
  • Our Parks staff are trained in the safe handling & cleanup of needle debris. As required, needle cleanup is part of their regular work in most parks throughout the late spring/summer/early fall months.Every needle cleanup by Parks staff is recorded and tracked.
  • We liaise regularly with local school districts on issues including needle debris, and school custodial staff are trained in the safe handling & cleanup of needle debris.