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If you find discarded syringes in a public place report them immediately to Worcestershire HUB.  You should NOT remove needles or syringes yourself.

Due to the danger of needle stick injuries, needles and syringes should not be disposed of in the refuse collection.  This presents a serious hazard to people collecting and handling the refuse.

Needle Disposal

Where a person treats themselves in their home, it is their responsibility to dispose of any clinical waste in a responsible way.  This should be by using a sharps bin and taking this to a disposal point. 

Find your nearest Disposal Point.

Sharps bins are plastic containers designed for the safe disposal of hazardous waste.  Sharps bins are available on prescription from your doctor.  They can take needles, empty syringes, empty insulin cartridges and lancets.  Some patients use 'B-D safe clip' devices to remove the needle from the syringe.  This does not need to be done if the needle and syringe are put straight into the sharps bin.

                                                                                                                Photo of a Sharps collection bin

Where patients are prescribed sharps boxes by their GP they can take the full boxes back to their GP for disposal provided the practice is registered with the Enivornment Agency to accept this waste.

Needle Exchanges

Turning Point Worcestershire Druglink provides free and confidential services for people concerned about their own, or someone else's drug use.  This includes support for drug users, their family and friends and young people affected by their parents' or carers' drug use.  For full details of the services provided by Turning Point please see the Turning Point website.

Exchange Points

Turning Point provides a needle exchange point at the following location:

12 Priory Road, Malvern, WR14 3DS

Telephone: 01684 580240

Fax: 01684 899165

Contact Details

For general information please contact us via the Worcestershire HUB.

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This page was last reviewed 23 May 2013 at 12:57 by Cassandra Zoro.
The page is next due for review 19 November 2013.
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