Needle bins to be installed in Bodmin public toilets

Bodmin will soon see sharps disposal bins installed in public toilets across the town, in what the council says is a response to the increase in the number of used needles left in public areas.

The town council recognised that local residents would prefer there to be no drug issues but that “stopping this from happening is currently unrealistic”.

A spokesman for Bodmin Town Council said: “Due to the regular and increasing incidences of used needles being found in all of Bodmin Town Council’s public toilets, it has been decided to reduce the risk of injury by installing secure vandal proof sharps disposal boxes.

A spokesman for Bodmin Town Council said: “Due to the regular and increasing incidences of used needles being found in all of Bodmin Town Council’s public toilets, it has been decided to reduce the risk of injury by installing secure vandal proof sharps disposal boxes.

“The misuse of drugs in public places is a complex issue and unfortunately not going away and members of the public and BTC staff are at risk when using or clearing used sharps from these sites and buildings.

“The misuse of drugs in public places is a complex issue and unfortunately not going away and members of the public and BTC staff are at risk when using or clearing used sharps from these sites and buildings.

Read more at http://www.cornwalllive.com/needle-bins-to-be-installed-in-bodmin-public-toilets-to-meet-increase-of-used-needles-across-town/story-30225558-detail/story.html#XEmtA7dOvQxp3U8t.99

Well done, Bodmin, to take a sensible precautionary approach to this complex situation.

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