Syringe disposal exchange service
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.
Important information when returning or exchanging containers
- 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.
How to collect a sharps container
Empty sharps containers are available for residents to collect from our customer service centre, located at the Civic Centre at 20 Siding Avenue, Officer.
How to return/exchange a sharps container
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.