Information about substance misuse.
Needles, syringes and other drug related items are being increasingly discarded in the environment.
There are a number of hazards associated with handling these items. If you find any in public places in South Derbyshire you should contact us to have them safely removed and disposed. We advise you not to pick up needles, unless it poses an immediate danger to you or other residents.
Please note that if you find any needles or syringes on educational premises (for example, schools, nurseries) during working hours, please report it immediately to the premises directly where staff on site are trained to deal with such items.
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