Sharps include finger prickers or blood glucose lancets, syringes, pen needles and needles used to insert insulin pump tubing. Your used sharps must be disposed of in a strong puncture proof container, or a strong plastic container or bottle which have a secure lid. The Australian Safety Standard approved sharps containers are usually yellow in colour.
Council is committed to keeping community sharps out of our waste and recycling streams and to providing safe and accessible disposal options for residents.
A sharps disposal container is available from the reception area of the Council offices at 90 Welsford Street Shepparton, and can be exchanged free of charge for those with diabetes or a medical need. Businesses can purchase a sharps container at a minimal cost.
- Safe Sharps
The Safe Sharps website (also available as iPhone and Android mobile apps) enables users to find the most convenient location to dispose of their sharps safely.
- GV Health – Diabetes Centre
The GV Health Diabetes Centre provides clinical care, education and support for people with diabetes in the Greater Shepparton area.