Needles & Sharps

Willoughby City Council and local pharmacies provide free sharps disposal containers and needle collection facilities for used sharps - syringes, needles and lancets.

The Community Sharps Management Program provides residents with a safe disposal option, significantly reducing the number of sharps entering the general waste stream and minimising the possibility of needle stick injuries.

Free community sharps disposal facilities are available at:

  • Blooms The Chemist, Shop 13, Northbridge Plaza, 79-113 Sailors Bay Road, Northbridge
  • Castlecrag Pharmacy, Shop 8, 100 Edinburgh Road, Castlecrag
  • Community Health Building, 2C Herbert Street, St Leonards (part of Royal North Shore Hospital complex)
  • High Street Day & Night Compounding Pharmacy, Shop 4, 201 High Street, Willoughby 
  • Nick Logan Pharmacy Advice, 96 Hampden Road, Artarmon
  • Northbridge Pharmacy, Shop 2, 115 Sailors Bay Road, Northbridge
  • Roy Young Chemist, Shop 438-441, Westfield Shoppingtown, Chatswood
  • Terry White Chemists, Shop B046, Chatswood Chase Shopping Centre, 345 Victoria Ave, Chatswood

All sharps must be contained in an approved sharps container. These can be obtained FREE OF CHARGE from participating pharmacies as Council provides these pharmacies with sharps containers to supply to residents.

These bins are not provided for commercial sharps generators.

If you discover a needle in a public place contact the Needle Cleanup Hotline on 1800 633 353.

The Safe Sharps website has more information about sharps disposal and disposal sites in surrounding areas.