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Residents urged to dispose of used needles responsibly after injury at recycling centre

Press release   •   Sep 18, 2019 10:08 BST

One of the needles found at Moray Council's Materials Recovery Facility in Lossiemouth, which is operated by Moray Reach Out.

RESIDENTS are being urged to dispose of used needles responsibly, after a supervisor at a recycling centre in Lossiemouth was injured by one found on the picking line.

Two needles have been found recently by members of the recycling team sorting through waste from residents’ purple bins at Moray Council’s Materials Recovery Facility in Lossiemouth, which is operated by Moray Reach Out.

Residents using needles/syringes for medical purposes should dispose of them in a sharps box – a specially designed rigid box with a lid – to protect themselves and others during the disposal process.

Sharps boxes are available on prescription and can be arranged through a GP or pharmacist.

Famous for its colony of dolphins, fabulous beaches and more malt whisky distilleries than any where else in Scotland, Moray is a thriving area and a great place to live. Nestling between Aberdeenshire and the Highlands, Moray stretches from Tomintoul in the south to the shores of the Moray Firth, from Keith in the east to Brodie Castle in the west.  

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