Needles or syringes in a public place

  • Do not touch the item(s) unless it poses an immediate danger to you or other residents.
  • If there is something to hand that you can place to avoid others from getting to it, e.g. a cone or a box, please do so

Needles or syringes found at schools or nurseries

Please report any needles or syringes immediately to the staff members on site that are trained to deal with such items.

We aim to:

  • Remove needles/syringes within five working hours

Please help us by:

  • Reporting all instances of discarded needles/syringes on public land
  • Provide as much detail as possible in regards to the location of the needle/syringe when reporting
  • Not discarding needles/syringes

If you receive a needlestick injury

  • Do not suck the wound
  • Squeeze the area straight away to make it bleed
  • Clean the wound with warm water or a medical wipe
  • Cover the wound
  • Seek immediate medical advice at Accident and Emergency

Report a discarded needle or syringe

To report discarded needles or syringes please contact us.

What you need to tell us when reporting discarded needles and syringes

  • The exact location of the needles/syringes (for example, provide a house number)
  • Approximate quantity (if known)

Customer Services

Open 9am–5pm Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays). If you do need to call us, please try to avoid our busiest times of lunchtime and early afternoon. Many queries relating to Council Tax, benefits or bin and bulky waste collections can be dealt with directly by logging into My Account.

Telephone: 08085 834333