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.