Launch of Safe Disposal of Drug Related Litter for the Midlands region

An information leaflet ‘A helpful best practice guide for Drug Litter disposal’, across the midland region and poster was officially launched as part of a public information campaign by Minister of State for Health Promotion and the National Drugs Strategy, Catherine Byrne, TD in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel, Athlone on Wednesday 4th December 2019 at 9.30am

This information campaign was launched in response to concerns received by the Midland Regional Drug and Alcohol Task Force (MRDATF) and HSE CADS (Community, Alcohol and Drug Service) from the community, voluntary and statutory sectors over incidences of discarded drug litter in areas across the midland region.  The development of an inter-agency protocol and production of the information leaflet and poster is a result of a co-ordinated response from a working group comprised of representation from the MRDATF, HSE CADS, An Garda Síochána, the County Council in Westmeath, Longford, Laois & Offaly and Merchants Quay Ireland.

The best practice guide contains detail on the following:

  • Detail on safe disposal
  • What to do if you come across any type of drug litter
  • Who to contact to collect drug litter in your area
  • What to do if you get a needlestick injury
  • Contact information for Drug & Alcohol services and support in the midland region


A4 Drugs Poster

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A5 Info Booklet (front & back)

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A5 Info Booklet (inside pages)

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