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.

  • 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 containers we have issues, 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.