Syringes left in garden at Kwinana train station for more than a week

Syringes and spoons have been near a footpath at Kwinana Train Station for more than a week.
Syringes and spoons have been near a footpath at Kwinana Train Station for more than a week.

A BERTRAM resident was disgusted after four syringes and spoons were left at the Kwinana train station for more than a week.

Lexie Riordan first saw the syringes in the garden, near the bridge and footpath, at 7am on Tuesday, May 8.

“I described to the transit guards where they were and they said they would seize them,” she said.

However, this morning when Mrs Riordan was catching the train, she saw the needles still in the garden.

“It’s just shocking,” she said.

“Although they are out of the way, there are kids waiting to go to school.”

Mrs Riordan said she had sent photos of the syringes and emailed the Public Transport Authority (PTA) to complain.

PTA spokesman David Hynes said the safety of passengers and staff was its priority.

“Sharp disposal containers are provided at some stations – including Kwinana – so that needles can be disposed of safely to protect passengers and staff from exposure to blood-borne viruses and possible needle-stick injuries,” he said.

“Our transit officers also have access to portable sharp disposal kits.

“Unfortunately, some people don’t consider the health and safety of others and dispose of syringes improperly.”

Anyone who finds syringes should call the PTA CommentLine on 13 62 13 to provide a detailed description of the location.

“We will dispose of them as soon as possible,” Mr Hynes said.

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