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Community Needle Pickups

The Department of Behavioral Health Services is committed to serving the community through the service of needle pickups. Our mobile unit picks a location 2-4 times each month, to properly dispose of syringes. You can view upcoming pickup locations on our Events section of the website. 

Mapping Needles

The Department of Behavioral Health Services is taking an active role with the mapping of needle pickups within Bernalillo County. The live heat map is a clear representation of our continued efforts to make Bernalillo County a safe place. 

Report Needles

Please use this tool to report needles that you have picked-up and properly disposed of. Click here>>

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  • At each outreach event, a short training on safe disposal methods, how to recognize where public injection occurs, and safety issues are reviewed with participants who volunteer to assist with needle pickup. Naloxone kits are also available during outreach and information on available syringe exchange services are provided to community members. For more information, contact Mark Clark, Public Health Specialist at mclark@bernco.gov.
    Location:
    Atrisco Park
    Time:
    12/11/2020 2:00 PM

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