Discarded syringe removal

If you find a discarded syringe or needle, do not touch it.

Report it to us as soon as possible on 0191 433 3000 providing as much detail as possible about the location, such as:

  • The nearest address
  • The nearest street light number
  • The nearest street name.

Your phone number would be helpful (although this is optional) as our team may require a more precise location if they have difficulty finding the syringe.

This service is free of charge.

If you are calling outside of office hours (Monday to Thursday 8am - 5.30pm and Friday 8am - 5pm) please select option 1 to report an emergency.

Contact us

Customer Services
Gateshead Council
Civic Centre
Regent Street
Gateshead
NE8 1HH

0191 433 7000

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