We will clear away syringes and needles from public areas free of charge. We also provide a chargeable collection from commercial properties.
Discarded syringes have the potential to cause needle stick injuries. This could result in the transmission of blood-borne disease. The practice of sharing needles can also result in the spread of blood-borne disease. Due to the legalities linked with drug use, many drug users inject in local parks, gardens, train stations and on the street.
Discarded needles and syringes can then be a danger to everyone. To help us reduce the risk caused by needles please report dumped needles to us. We will clear away discarded syringes and needles from public areas free of charge. Needle collections are treated as a high priority. They will be dealt with quickly, usually within 24 hours.
Report a problem
Please report a discarded needle or syringe via our street cleansing form: