Many community sharps such as needles, syringes and lancets enter the mainstream waste and recycling bins, exposing Council staff, contractors and the public. Others are sometimes left lying on the ground or in buildings.

If you inject drugs you can dispose of your used needles and syringes in disposafit bins located in Public Hospitals, Council amenity buildings and Council Parks and Reserves.

If you found a needle or syringe in a public place, please call the Needle Clean Up Hotline on 1800 NEEDLE (1800 633 353).

If you use needles, syringes or lancets for a medical condition, you can take these items in a puncture-resistant container to any Public Hospital for safe disposal or to the following pharmacies:

Budgewoi

Tenth Ave Pharmacy, 56a Tenth Ave

Chittaway

Chittaway Pharmacy, Shop 4 Chittaway Centre, Chittaway Rd

East Gosford

Chemcare, 75 Victoria Road

Erina Fair

Mega Save Chemist, Shop 343-344
Blooms The Chemist, Shop T74
Chemist Warehouse, Shop T1

Ettalong Beach

Chemsave, 249 Ocean View Road

Gorokan

Gorokan Pharmacy, 70 Wallarah Road

Gosford

Chemist Warehouse, 125 Mann Street
Amcal Phillips Pharmacy, Imperial Centre

Gwandalan

Gwandalan Pharmacy , 65 Gamban Rd, Gwandalan

Kanwal

Amcal Max, Kanwal Village, Shop 1, 260 Wallarah Road

Kincumber

Kincumber Village Pharmacy, Shop 4 Avoca Drive

Noraville

Noraville – Amcal Pharmacy – 368 Main Rd.

Ourimbah

Ourimbah Pharmacy, Shop 3, 35 Pacific Highway

San Remo

Priceline Pharmacy Northlakes, Shop 18, 21 Pacific Highway

Saratoga

Blooms the Chemist, Shop 11, Village Road

The Entrance

The Entrance Chamsave Pharmacy, 191 The Entrance Road, The Entrance

Toowoon Bay

Toowoon Bay Pharmacy, 96 Toowoon Bay Rd, Toowoon Bay

Toukley

Toukley Amcal Pharmacy, Cnr Canton Beach Road and Main Road

Tuggerah

Amcal Pharmacy, Shop 1147-1149 Westfield Shopping Centre

Terry White Chemart, Shop 1070 Westfield Shopping Centre

Umina Beach

Blooms the Chemist, Cnr Lone Pine Ave & Ocean Beach Rd

Wadalba

Amcal Max, 1/2 Edward Stinson Avenue, Wadalba

Wamberal

Wamberal Phrmacist Advice, 658 The Entrance Road

West Gosford

Chemsave Pharmacy, West Gosford Shopping Centre

Woongarrah

Warnervale Chemist Care, 3 Mary Mackillop Drive, Woongarrah

Woy Woy

Kuoch Chemist, 43 Blackwall Road

Wyong

Optimal Pharmacy Plus, Shop 20-21, Wyong Village Central
Blooms the Chemist, 74 Pacific Highway