Sharps, Needles, Syringes Recycling & Disposal

Many people rely on needles, lancets or syringes to manage medical conditions and to maintain their own health or that of a family member. Injecting equipment is also often used by pet and livestock owners or vets. For health and safety reasons, the correct disposal of this waste type is obviously extremely important.
Recycling Alternatives

What else can I do with my sharps?

Sharps must never be placed in kerbside recycling, garbage or garden organics bins. Recycling and garden organics are normally sorted by hand (and sometimes garbage is sorted this way too), and any sharps would pose an unacceptable risk for sorting staff.



Sharps must be secured in an Australian Standard sharps container that is puncture resistant. Contact your local council or pharmacy for authorised sharps collection points.


Hospitals & Health Care Facilities

SUEZ provides services for the disposal of medical waste and clinical waste from sharps, syringe disposal, pathology waste, pharmaceutical disposal, infectious medical and clinical waste, and photographic waste.

Find out more about SUEZ Medical Waste solutions here or contact Customer Service on 13 13 35 for more information.

Please visit our locations page to find a public drop-off facility near you or check your local council.