Community sharps are sharps that have been generated by non-clinical activities e.g. needles, syringes and lancets.
The management of community sharps is a shared responsibility across government, council and other organisations.
Resources about community sharps management including information on training and NSW Government initiatives.
The Community Sharps Management Guideline have been developed to help NSW councils assess and manage risks and minimise harm associated with unsafe or inappropriate disposal of community sharps.
Relevant policies and legislation on community sharps in NSW.
Find promotional flyers, media releases and letters about community sharps plus disposal bin stickers of differing sizes and design for use by councils and other stakeholders
Please visit your local hospital or
pharmacy for sharps disposal options.
The Needle Clean-Up Hotline coordinates the clean-up of dumped needles and syringes in public places anywhere in NSW.