Needles (medical)

Needles (medical)

This item should never be placed in your kerbside bins and should be taken to a drop off centre.

Needles, syringes and sharps are classed as medical waste and should never be placed in your kerbside bins.

Medical waste must be destroyed to prevent risk of infection from pathogens.

Needles and syringes can be safely disposed of by returning to a needle and syringe exchange program,

placing in a special needle and syringe disposal unit provided by some local governments or businesses,

or arranging for a waste disposal company to assist in the disposal of large quantities of needles and syringes.

To find your nearest drop off centre visit