Warning over discarded needles

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RECENT media stories about discarded drug needles has prompted Carole Noble, head of operations at Keep Scotland Beautiful, to issue a warning to people who volunteer for its anti-litter National Spring Clean campaign. The warning is also relevant for members of the public.

Carole said: “Dropping any form of litter is unacceptable, but not disposing of used needles in a responsible manner is shocking.

“To ensure that everyone stays safe during any clean up, we give the following advice to them: Angus Council has a rapid response team that will remove hypodermic needles or drugs-related litter for you. You should not risk your own safety by attempting to touch or remove it yourselves. If you have identified this as an imminent risk, please contact your council for advice.”