Discarded syringes and needles

Page last updated at 22 October 2015 at 11:12

Discarded syringes and needles

Needles, syringes and other drug related items are being increasingly discarded in the environment.

There are a number of hazards associated with handling these items and if discovered you should contact us to have them safely removed and disposed of.

We advise members of the public NOT to pick up syringes, unless it poses an immediate danger to you or other residents. If you decide it is necessary to pick up a 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.

Reports of discarded syringes/needles on the public highway or open space will be dealt  within one working day of the report is received.

To report a discarded syringe/needle please phone 023 8068 8440 or use our on line form.