San Francisco AIDS Foundation locations, including Strut, will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2019, for the Memorial Day Holiday. The Harm Reduction Center will be open from 9:00 am to 12:00pm. We will resume normal operating hours on Tuesday, May 28, 2019.

Syringe Pick Up Crew

Syringe Disposal Services

Keeping San Francisco safer for all means providing access to supplies that reduce the transmission of HIV and hepatitis C, as well as teaching everyone how to properly dispose of syringes and providing an on-demand disposal service. Every participant accessing supplies at one of our sites is provided with a medical waste container to dispose of syringes and information about where to safely drop off used sharps containers for disposal.

Syringe Pick Up Crew

The Pick Up Crew safely collects and disposes of syringe litter in neighborhoods across San Francisco seven days a week from 7 am – 7 pm.

See improperly discarded syringes?

If you see syringes on the street, do not touch or try to move them.

Text a photo and location to the Pick Up Crew at 415-810-1337.

You can also report improperly discarded injection equipment to 311.

Properly disposing of discarded syringes

Meet the members of the Pick Up Crew and learn more about how we’re making San Francisco safer for all.

Pick Up Crew Services Card

Download this printable card describing the Syringe Pick Up Crew services in San Francisco.



Harm Reduction Center

The Harm Reduction Center is place of welcome and a pathway to improved health and healing. Located in the Tenderloin/SoMa neighborhood, the Harm Reduction Center provides health services, specialized programming, and supplies that help people who inject drugs manage their health and prevent overdose and the transmission of HIV and hepatitis C.

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Mobile Syringe & Health Services

Find safer injection and disposal supplies and services at sites across San Francisco that help you manage your health and prevent overdose and the transmission of HIV and hepatitis C.

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