Syringe & Sharps Disposal

Council is able to sell approved sharps containers to members of the public with managed health conditions such as diabetes. Containers are available for purchase from the Council office and all branch offices. Note that this service is only available to individuals, not businesses.

The range available:

  • 1.4 Litre - $6.00
  • 2.8 Litre - $8.50
  • 5.0 Litre - $10.00
  • 8.0 Litre - $11.50

Please note :  As part of the current service, Council also arranges for the disposal of full sharps containers once they are returned to us.  However to ensure staff and public safety, sharps will only be received for disposal if the sharps containers are in a sealed  prescribed* sharps container.  The lid of the container will also need to be sealed with adhesive tape (provided at counter). If the container offered is not a prescribed sharps container then service will be refused (as per WHS policy).

**prescribed* sharps containers means a yellow coloured, purpose made sharps container complying with AS4031:1992 (non re-usable) or AS4261:1994 (reusable) as amended from time to time in both cases.  The prescribed containers are impervious to moisture and leak proof, will not rip, tear or burst (under normal handling conditions) and displays a lable of compliance or the medical waste sharps logo.


Further Information

Further information can be obtained by contacting the Environmental Services Section on Phone 8563 8444.