Sharps and Needles
Community Sharps and Needles
Community sharps are needles, syringes and lancets that are used to administer medications and drugs outside a clinical setting. Sharps need to be disposed of safely to prevent needlestick injury in public places, at home and for workers who remove waste or clean facilities.
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.
Community sharps disposal bins are available in various locations to encourage sharps waste to be managed separately from general waste.
Community sharps disposal bin locations
- Corner of Pitt Lane and Riverview Street, North Richmond
- Woodlands carpark, Richmond (at rear of RG McGees)
- Community Health Centre, Hawkesbury District Health Service, Windsor.
For when you find needles in a public place
NSW Health needle clean up hotline
☎ 1800 633 353 (Monday - Friday 9am – 4pm)
For after-hours assistance, please contact
Hawkesbury City Council
☎ 02 4560 4444 (option 3)
Because of the high risk of injury to workers and other community members, sharps should always be kept secure and separate from other wastes.
- Hawkesbury Community Health Centre – Enter via Day Street, Windsor. Community Sharps disposal bin open 24 hours
- Visit Safe Sharps
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