You can safely dispose of used sharps, free of charge, at:
- Public hospitals
- Participating community health centres, such as the 24-hour sharps disposal unit at Newcastle Community Health Service and ACON in Islington
- Participating pharmacies
- Needle and Syringe Program (NSP) outlets (available to everyone, not just NSP clients)
- Community sharps disposal bins.
To find your nearest sharps disposal facility, including directions and opening hours, visit safesharps.org.au
You can also call our Waste Services team on 4974 2000, or your local community health care provider, for help in locating your nearest disposal facility.