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Needle and syringe removal

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Find out about how to report needle problems and how to dispose of needles and syringes you use at home.

Report needle problems on public land

We're responsible for the collection and safe disposal of hypodermic needles (sharps and syringes) and other drugs paraphernalia that have been discarded on local authority land or other areas that are defined as open to the public.

If you see any hypodermic needles (sharps and syringes) please report them to us immediately. For your own safety please don't attempt to remove them or dispose of them in any bin as it's extremely dangerous and not acceptable. We aim to respond the same day. 

Report needle problems (opens in a new window)​

Removing needles you use to self-administer medication

You should have a yellow sharps box for your used needles and syringes if you self-administer medication at home.

To dispose of your yellow sharps box when it's full, you can:

​If you've any problems disposing of clinical waste from your home, please contact our Environmental Management team using the contact details on this page.


​0300 303 8884

Phone: Monday-Friday 8.30am-5.30pm.
Closed for training Monday 11am-11.30am.

Environmental Management
Green Lane
Heywood OL10 2DY
(Postal address only)

Green Flag Award.

North West In Bloom.