Sharps Disposal

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
    108 Madden Avenu, Mildura
  • Council’s Deakin Avenue Service Centre
    76 Deakin Avenue, Mildura
  • Council’s Ouyen Service Centre
    79 Oke Street, Ouyen
  • Sunraysia Community Health Services
    137 Thirteenth Street, Mildura
  • Terry White ChemMart Red Cliffs
    53 Ilex Street, Red Cliffs

Businesses including acupuncturists, doctors, veterinaries and tattooists that use sharps for procedures or services must arrange for a medical waste disposal contractor to dispose of used sharps.