Glasgow City Council

Discarded Needle

What to do if you find a needle in a public place?

If you find a discarded needle in a public place, we will remove it within 24 hours.

Do not:

  • touch it
  • let friends or pets touch it
  • hide it
  • kick it down the drain
  • put it in a dustbin, litter bin or down a toilet.

We do not remove discarded needles from the following locations:

  • private land
  • gardens
  • closes
  • back courts

How do I report it?

You can use our online form, or alternatively phone 0141 287 9700.

Report a discarded needle

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