Needles and 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

Facility Address
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
Priceline Pharmacy Chatswood Upper  Floor 4, Westfield Chatswood, 1 Anderson St 

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.

For large volumes of sharps, or to dispose of devices that cannot fit inside sharps disposal containers, contact RUSH (Responsive User Service in Health).

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