The Opioid Crisis: Snohomish County providing free needle-disposal kits to public (04/24/2018 Q13)

EVERETT, Wash. —  A new push is underway to tackle a visible and dangerous part of the opioid problem in Snohomish County.

One in six of Washington’s opioid overdose deaths occur in Snohomish County, even though the county only makes up 10 percent of the state’s population

As a result, used needles litter the streets, parks, and neighborhoods.

The health district, sheriff’s office and cities in Snohomish County have all teamed up to give people the access to free needle-cleanup kits.