You can report loose syringes or medical needles on public property.

You can report loose syringes or needles on a:

  • Sidewalk
  • Street
  • Gutter
  • Traffic island or median

What You Need

Your report must include:

  • The number of loose syringes or needles
  • Exact location (under a bench or near a trash can, for example)
  • Your contact information

You can report loose syringes in a subway station.


Contact the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA).

By Phone

  • Agency: Metropolitan Transportation Authority
  • Division: New York City Transit Customer Service
  • Phone Number: 511
  • Business Hours: Daily: 6 AM - 10 PM
  • Staff is available through the automated phone system during business hours. Call volume is often high. If you don't get through, call back later.

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