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Syringe disposal exchange service

Due to the closure of the customer service centre due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are not currently collecting containers. 

Sharps disposal service suspended 

  • If you need a new sharps disposal container, call us on 1300 787 624.
  • The new container will be delivered to you within 1 week. 
  • Please note we will not be collecting containers. For disposal options for full containers visit Find a Pharmacy - Needle and Syringe


We offer a free syringe disposal exchange service for residents who need to safely dispose of syringes used for medical conditions.

An authorised medical waste disposal company routinely collects these sharps containers from Council for safe disposal.

  • You must be a resident of Cardinia Shire Council (you may be asked to provide ID)
  • We can only accept syringes if they are returned securely sealed in eligible sharps containers, such as containers we have issued, or containers purchased from a pharmacy.
  • Do not bring loose syringes for disposal, as we cannot accept them.
  • We do not provide or dispose of sharps containers for businesses such as GP’s, vets, dentists, etc. In these organisations, needle waste should be managed by contacting a sharps disposal service.

Empty sharps containers are available for residents to collect from our customer service centre, located at the Civic Centre at 20 Siding Avenue, Officer.

Once the container is full (do not overfill) or is no longer needed, you can return it to our customer service centre, located at the Civic Centre at 20 Siding Avenue, Officer.

The container can be exchanged for an empty container if required. 

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