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

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
Terry White Chemists  Shop B046, Chatswood Chase Shopping Centre, 345 Victoria Ave, Chatswood
Roy Young Chemist  Shop 438-441, Westfield Shoppingtown, 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 Cleanup Hotline on 1800 633 353.

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