Needle and syringe removal

If you find needles, syringes, or any type of drug-related waste in a public place, contact us so we can arrange for their safe removal.

Removing needles and syringes on public land – what we do

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) report them to us immediately, using the link below.

For your own safety please do not attempt to remove them or dispose of them in any bin as it's extremely dangerous.

Report it

Report it online in core hours (Monday to Friday 8am – 4pm)

Outside of these core hours (evenings or weekend), you should contact the Emergency Duty Team on 0161 912 1111 or 0161 912 2020. We will arrange for a team to attend and safely remove the needles and syringes.

When you report drug-related waste, you will need to tell us:

  • Where the items are and their exact location
  • What the items are

We aim to remove drug-related waste within 24 hours of it being reported to us.

Anti-social behaviour associated with dealing and taking drugs

We view anti-social behaviour as any aggressive, intimidating or destructive activity that damages or destroys another person's quality of life. The Community Safety Team works closely with the Police, Trafford Housing Trust and our other partners to prevent and address issues of anti-social behaviour. Contact the Community Safety Team.

If a serious crime is taking place or you are concerned for someone's safety you should immediately report it to the police by telephoning 999.

You can also report neighbourhood disturbances involving drugs to GM Police on their website. See: Greater Manchester Police - Report anti-social behaviour