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.
One and two litre disposal containers are available from the reception area of the Council's Welsford Street office and can be exchanged free of charge.
- 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.
- Australian Diabetes Council
The Australian Diabetes Council is the peak consumer body for diabetes, working with their members to create a shared voice for diabetes, now and in the future.