Santa Cruz Leaders Seek Fix For Thousands Of Needles, Syringes Littering CityOn Tuesday, Santa Cruz city council members will discuss whether to install four additional syringe disposal kiosks in the county in response to finding thousands of needles left in public places.
Santa Rosa Recycling Sorters Getting Stabbed By Improperly Disposed Hypodermic NeedlesSanta Rosa’s Recology Center has a syringe problem. Hypodermic needles are being improperly placed in recycling sources at alarming levels which puts workers at serious risk.
San Francisco's Free Syringes Are Littering Its StreetsSan Francisco hands out millions of syringes a year to drug users but has little control over how they are discarded and that's contributing to thousands of complaints.
Oakland Boy Tested After Pricking Finger On Used SyringeA young boy at an East Oakland afterschool center’s playground was pricked by a discarded syringe last week. His parents took him to the hospital for treatment to prevent possible infection.