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Syringes and clinical waste

What do I do if I find a syringe/ hypodermic needle?

If you find a syringe in a public place, don’t touch it. Use the report a syringe link below and we will arrange for the needle to be collected as a matter of urgency.

Report a syringe or needle

What should I do if I find another type of clinical waste?

Other types of clinical waste may include:

  • Human or animal body parts
  • Human or animal bloods or other body fluids
  • Excretion
  • Drugs or other pharmaceutical products
  • Any waste arising from: medical, nursing, dental, blood transfusion, veterinary, pharmaceutical or similar practice, investigation, treatment, care, teaching or research and which may cause infection.

If you find this kind of waste, contact your district nurse who will be able to advise upon safe disposal. Contact details of District Nurses can be found on the NHS Website.