Concerns are expressed about the ‘unsafe disposal of used syringes’

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This was a syringe which was found at a play park in Ballymena last year.

CONCERNS have been expressed about the “unsafe disposal of used syringes”.

Councillors have tabled a motion for a meeting of Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council due to be held on Monday January 28.

A motion in the name of Councillor Jim Montgomery, seconded by Councillor Roisin Lynch, says: “Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council recognise the growing number of incidents of unsafe disposal of used syringes and unused prescription drugs and the risk this causes to the community.

“In order to protect citizens, Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council will engage with relevant groups from the public and private sector to encourage the use of and enhance the facilities for safe disposal and highlight the risks involved where unsafe disposal happens.”

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