If you have a medical condition that requires the use of needles, you can obtain infectious waste containers from the Civic Centre during office hours.
Drop off/pick up
The Civic Centre Duty Officer will provide you with instructions for the disposal of your used container and provide you with a new one.
Containers can also be purchased by personal care and body art businesses registered with Council under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act.
If you find a syringe
Used syringes pose a major health risk to citizens. If you come across a syringe in a public space, please report it immediately.
Call us on 9243 8888 or lodge a syringe collection request online.
If you want to dispose a syringe
Call the Syringe Disposal Helpline on 1800 552 355 for advice on safely disposing needles or for information on syringe collection services.