Syringes in a public place

Syringes in a public place

If you see a discarded syringe or needle in a public place you should contact us straightaway and we will arrange to have it removed. You shouldn’t touch it and you should try and keep people away from it, by covering it if necessary.

If you or someone else has been hurt by a discarded syringe you should get advice from a doctor or an accident and emergency department at a hospital as soon as possible. You shouldn’t try and suck the infected area or put it near your mouth as this may make the situation worse. If possible clean the area with running water and soap.

East Hampshire District Council currently makes separate weekly or on demand collections of clinical waste (via orange sacks and yellow sharps boxes) from domestic properties. You can find more details on our recycling and waste page.