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Needles and Syringes

Needles, syringes and other drug related items are being increasingly discarded in the environment.

There are a number of hazards associated with handling these items and if discovered you should contact us to have them safely removed and disposed.

We advise members of the public not to pick up needles, unless it poses an immediate danger to you or other residents. Ideally, you should contact us and we will safely dispose of them.

Please note that any needles or syringes found on educational premises (for example schools or nurseries) during working hours should be reported immediately to the premises directly where staff on site are trained to deal with such items.

Please note that we do not collect sharps from commercial properties.

For further information:

  • Contact: Contracts Team
  • Email: contracts@eden.gov.uk
  • Telephone: 01768 817817
  • Fax: 01768 890732
  • Emergency out of hours telephone: 07785 528 667
  • Address: Eden District Council, Mansion House, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 7YG