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Needle and syringe disposal

Needle and syringe disposal

We provide sharps (syringe) containers to residents for medical purposes free of charge, to ensure the safe disposal of needles.

Residents are entitled to collect 1 x 4 litre syringe container at a time from our South Morang offices, and must show proof of residency (rates notice, or any form of ID that shows your name and address).

Businesses that need sharps containers - such as tattoo parlours and beauty salons - can purchase a sharps container for $20.

We also provide advice about how to safely handle, and dispose of, needles and syringes to prevent injury.

The Department of Health provides information about the state-wide Needle and Syringe Program (NSP) for other services available.