Sharps Safety

Reporting sharps in the city centre

Belfast City Council removes drug-related litter such as sharps or needles from public spaces and property owned by Belfast City Council.  Please report any drug-related litter to our Community Safety Unit on 028 9027 0469 or during office hours.

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