Sharps - syringes and needles

If you find a discarded needle or syringe in a public place, don't touch it and contact us straight away.

Please call us on 01423 500600 or complete the online reporting form.

Report online

Please give us as much detail as possible about the location.

Our environmental services unit will safely and hygienically dispose of it, using a sharps box and protective clothing.

Prescribed syringes and needles should be returned directly to GP surgeries or local pharmacies. Free sharps boxes are available from health providers for patients who need them.