All sharps should only be disposed of in an approved sharps container. They should not be placed in rubbish or recycle bins under any circumstances. This includes needles, syringes, finger prickers, diabetic pens and tips, fertility treatment pens, lancets and Epi-pens. It is important to dispose of syringes and sharps correctly, to avoid the potential of needle-stick injuries which can result in the transmission of blood-borne diseases.
Sharps Disposal Containers
Council provides yellow sharps containers free of charge for people to safely dispose of sharps and syringes. Sharps containers are available at and can be returned once full to:
- Council’s Madden Avenue Service Centre
- Council’s Deakin Avenue Service Centre
- Council’s Ouyen Service Centre
They are also available from a number of other local health service providers and pharmacists. For up-to-date details contact Council.