On this page
- Stickers for disposal bins
- Stickers for wheelie bins
- Sharps disposal bin A4 colour sticker
- Safe disposal brochure
- Sample Letters / Press releases
- Safe disposal posters
- Sharps disposal card for councils
- Safe sharps QR Code
- Safe disposal for steroid users
Stickers for disposal bins
A set of disposal stickers have been designed for sharps disposal bins.
The disposal bin sticker artwork and guide for printers is also available for download.
Stickers for wheelie bins
The wheelie bin sticker artwork and guide is available for download. This file is a print-ready PDF (high resolution).
While printing be sure to clearly indicate:
Safe disposal brochure
This brochure has been developed for local councils as a generic resource to provide a consistent safe disposal message that can be promoted to all communities.
The brochure can be adapted by inclusion of the council name and contact details where indicated, and by listing the address of community sharps disposal facilities provided in local communities. These may include:
- local pharmacies
- community sharps disposal bins in public places
- public hospitals
- Needle and Syringe Program outlets
- community sharps bins in public toilets.
Sample letters / press releases
Safe disposal posters
While many local councils have developed resources to promote the safe disposal of community sharps in their local government areas, the terminology used and the information provided in this material varies considerably, and can be quite confusing.
A general sharps disposal information poster and a pharmacy disposal poster have been developed as generic resources to provide a recognisable image - 'Spike the Echidna' and the Safety Stickler format, and a consistent safe disposal message that can be promoted to all communities.
'Spike' and the Safety Stickler format are copyright and can only be used by councils for promotion of community sharps management programs. All promotional material that uses this image or format must include the acknowledgement of copyright provided.
Both these posters can be adapted by inclusion of the council name, and contact details in the space provided.
The Baulkham Hills Shire Council pharmacy disposal poster is available.
An information poster developed by the Wagga Wagga Sharps Action Group using 'Spike' and the Safety Stickler format in an alternative design is an example of how this material can be adapted.
The general sharps disposal information poster is available in English and the five other most commonly used languages in NSW. These are Arabic, Chinese, Greek, Italian and Vietnamese. The language used in each poster is clearly identified. The pharmacy disposal poster is available in English only, but can be readily recognised by the 'Spike' image.
The PDF files that are available for downloading are suitable for printing on an office colour printer.
Development of alternative posters
If councils or other organisations prefer to develop their own community sharps posters to maintain a corporate style or include graphics they are encouraged to use information and terminology consistent with that used in the 'Spike' posters. "Community sharps" is the collective term used to describe all sharps that have been generated by non-clinical activities and has been adopted by Diabetes Australia-NSW in disposal information for its members.
Sharps disposal card for councils
This postcard size resource has been developed after requests from councils who want to provide disposal information for residents via rates notice mail outs.
The card artwork and guide for printers is available.
This code links to the Safe Sharps website, which assists generators of sharps to find the most convenient location to dispose of their sharps safely. Users can also access the same information using their smart phone’s mobile web capabilities or by downloading the approved iPhone application.
Safe disposal for steroid users
Increasing numbers of people who inject Performance and Image Enhancing Drugs are accessing the Needle and Syringe Program (NSP) and pharmacies for injecting equipment. This sticker (for sharps containers) and business card have been developed to increase their knowledge of safe disposal of sharps and options.