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Local needle exchanges

Sharing needles can increase your chances of contracting a blood-borne virus (BBV) such as HIV or hepatitis.

To reduce the risk of spreading these or other illnesses, some local pharmacies operate a needle exchange system.

This is where needle/syringe users can swap used needles for a clean and sterile injecting equipment pack.

Name Address Phone Number
Peak Pharmacy 431 Barton Road, Stretford M32 9PA 865 1603
Boots UK Ltd. Unit 8B, Altrincham Retail Park, George Richards Way WA14 5GR      928 5024
Boots UK Ltd. 69-72 The Mall, Stretford M32 9BD 865 7062
Rowlands Pharmacy 6 Lime Grove, Old Trafford M16 0WL 872 6719
Rowlands Pharmacy 331 Norris Road, Sale M33 2UP 973 4850
Cohens Chemist 8-10 Ashley Road, Altrincham WA14 2DW 928 1164

If you find a needle

  • During Office Hours (8:00am to 7:00pm) please call 03330 035865.
  • At all other times, please call 0161 912 2020

There are a number of hazards associated with handling these items and, if found, you should contact Trafford Council to have them safely removed and disposed of.

We advise members of the public not to pick up needles, unless it poses an immediate danger to you or other residents. Ideally, you should contact us and we will safely dispose of them.

Any needles, or syringes, etc. found on educational premises (e.g. schools, nurseries, etc.) during working hours should be reported immediately to the premises directly where staff on site are trained to deal with such items.