While waiting for the bus this morning (9-29-08) I saw an uncapped hypodermic needle laying on the grass at the 14th Ave S and S Hill bus stop. This bus stop is across the street from Beacon Hill International School.
I asked the bus driver to report the needle to Metro. When I got to my office I called the non-emergency police line, they said they would not stop by to pick it up nor could they do anything unless there was active drug activity. The officer referred me to the Health Dept, who also said they would not pick it up but suggested I dispose of it myself (no thank you). Sooooo after three reports (Metro, SPD, and Seattle Health) I do not know if the needle will be properly picked up and disposed. If any of you know who to call in the City please email me separately, this is not the first time I have seen needles at this bus stop.
Another neighbor has volunteered to pick up the needle with her sharps container. Thanks!