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Community Survey - Outdoor Used Sharps Drop Box at Baker County Public Library

Rectangular metal drop bin painted bright red for disposal of used syringes

The library has received a proposal from New Directions Northwest, Inc. to host a drop box bin for used syringes on library grounds. Installation and maintenance would be provided by NDNW. The goal is to improve community safety by reducing the incidence of unsafe disposal in regular garbage bins or by littering on the ground. Malheur County reports collection an average collection rate of 20,000 used syringes in recent years.

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The survey will be open through Sunday, December 10 2023. Results will be reported to the library board for consideration at its meeting on December 12.

Thanks to all who contribute!