Sharps Safety

Reporting sharps in the city centre

Belfast City Council removes drug related litter such as sharps or needles from public spaces and its own sites. Please report drug related litter to the Community Safety Unit on 028 90270469.

Out of hours (6pm - 8am) including public holidays 07850499622

For your own safety - please do not lift any sharps/needles

Please see the below video on safe lifting and and disposal of sharps and drug paraphernalia to be used as a guide for your business where necessary.


A guide to handling needles in the waste and recycling industry can be viewed here.

Bellfast City Centre Management, the PSNI and Belfast One have put together a guide to reporting city centre issues which can be downloaded here -

Protecting Your Business - A Guide to reporting city centre issues

Should you wish to purchase any sharps equipment such as sharps bins, puncture proof gloves, etc. for your business; Bunzl Healthcare have a range of products to view on their website