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. The council can also work with public landowners and statutory agencies to make sure these items are removed from their land. Please report drug related litter to the Community Safety Unit on 028 90270469.

Out of hours (6pm - 8am) including public holidays 07850499622
Email: sharps@belfastcity.gov.uk


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 https://catalogue.bunzlhealthcare.co.uk/sharps-safety/

 

Protect Your Business Workshops

In partnership with a number of city centre agencies, a Protect Your Business workshop was held on Wednesday 4th June in Starbucks, Cornmarket.

The workshop included vital information for businesses and guidance around drug use and sharps in the city centre. You can download the presentation which was given to businesses here - Protect Your Business presentation 04.06.19