Discarded syringes and needles

Report discarded syringes or needles in a public place

There are a number of hazards associated with handling discarded needles, syringes and other drug related items and we advise you not to pick them up, unless it poses an immediate danger to you or other residents. 

If you decide it is necessary to pick up a discarded needle or syringe, ensure that you wear protective gloves so that you do not come into direct contact with it, and place the syringe, needle first into a bottle with a lid on.

We will deal with reports of discarded syringes or needles on the public highway or open spaces within one working day.