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 have 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: