Hamilton's board of health has approved new initiatives to help reduce the number of used needles that are found in the city.
Those initiatives include training outdoor staff to safely deal with used syringes and boosting the hours of operation for the city’s safe needle disposal van.
Public health inspectors responded to about 1-hundred complaints about discarded needles last year.
Some of them were from other city staff who came across the syringes during road work or park maintenance.
The initiatives will need council approval to go ahead.