Syringes/Needles for Removal or Complaint Winchester City Council strives to protect the members of the community from health and safety hazards such as discarded syringes and hypodermic needles. Under no circumstances should such items should be removed by members of the public. The City Council have health and safety officers trained to dispose of needles and syringes both swiftly and safely from areas such as playgrounds, council estates and parks. Any needles are found on educational premises during working hours should be reported to the premises directly where staff on site are trained to deal with the situation. Please either contact the Council on 01962 840 222 or complete this on-line form to report discarded syringes and hypodermic needles in the Winchester area.