Disposing of syringes


Used sharps such as needles and syringes must be disposed of in the right way to avoid spreading infectious diseases.

Do not throw used sharps and infectious waste into your rubbish or recycling bins.

Home users disposing of sharps (e.g. diabetics)

If you need to dispose of sharps you can pick up a free sharps container from our customer service centres. Full containers can also be brought to  our customer service centres and swapped for a replacement container.

Our customer service centres are located at:

  • 1079 Pascoe Vale Road, Broadmeadows
  • 75-95 Central Park Ave, Craigieburn
  • 44 Macedon Street, Sunbury

Businesses disposing of sharps

Businesses such as acupuncturists, doctors or hairdressers that use sharps for procedures or services must arrange for a medical waste disposal contractor to dispose of used sharps.

Finding a used syringe

Organise collection

If you come across a discarded syringe on our land, you can contact Council on 9205 2200, to arrange for it to be removed.

Collect and dispose of discarded syringes the right way

All sharps, needles and syringes should be disposed of safely. For further information, download the Victorian Government Safe Retrieval and Disposal of Needles and Syringes brochure.