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:


Tenth Ave Pharmacy, 56a Tenth Ave


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 Pharmacy, 70 Wallarah Road


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


Gwandalan Pharmacy , 65 Gamban Rd, Gwandalan


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


Kincumber Village Pharmacy, Shop 4 Avoca Drive


Noraville – Amcal Pharmacy – 368 Main Rd.


Ourimbah Pharmacy, Shop 3, 35 Pacific Highway

San Remo

Priceline Pharmacy Northlakes, Shop 18, 21 Pacific Highway


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 Amcal Pharmacy, Cnr Canton Beach Road and Main Road


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


Amcal Max, 1/2 Edward Stinson Avenue, Wadalba


Wamberal Phrmacist Advice, 658 The Entrance Road

West Gosford

Chemsave Pharmacy, West Gosford Shopping Centre


Warnervale Chemist Care, 3 Mary Mackillop Drive, Woongarrah

Woy Woy

Kuoch Chemist, 43 Blackwall Road


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