Community sharps

We need to manage disposal safely to prevent needlestick injury in our public places, at home and for workers who remove waste or clean facilities.

NSW Health needle clean up hotline

(Monday-Friday 9am-4pm). For after hours assistance please contact City of Sydney.

phone number
1800 633 353

Community sharps are needles, syringes and lancets that are used to administer medications and drugs outside a clinical setting.

Whether or not a community sharp is used for medication or drug use, sharps are to be treated as clinical waste, like they would be in a hospital.

Local councils have a number of community sharps bins installed in community centres, libraries, parks and public toilets to encourage discarded sharps to be managed separately from general waste.