We provide sharps (syringe) containers to residents for medical purposes free of charge, to ensure the safe disposal of needles.
Residents are entitled to collect 1 x 4 litre syringe container at a time from our South Morang offices, and must show proof of residency (rates notice, or any form of ID that shows your name and address).
Businesses that need sharps containers - such as tattoo parlours and beauty salons - can purchase a sharps container for $20.
We also provide advice about how to safely handle, and dispose of, needles and syringes to prevent injury.
The Department of Health provides information about the state-wide Needle and Syringe Program (NSP) for other services available.