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Needle and syringe removal

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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)​

Make a request to remove needles from private land or your house

You can't put hypodermic needles in your household bins. See what goes in your bins

You can ask us to remove hypodermic needles and syringes from private land and collect needles and syringes from your house if you have to self-administer your medication.

We make a nominal charge for these services.

  • Contact our Environmental Management Team using the details on this page for a quote and to arrange for the needles to be removed from private land.


​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)

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