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Sharps data collection template

Currently there is no standardised method for councils to collect data on community sharps that could be used for planning and reporting purposes. However, City of Sydney have developed a sharps data collection template that identifies output and outcome indicators, and they have provided this as a resource for other councils. 

City of Sydney demonstrates how to safely pick up and dispose of community sharps

Watch a short video by the City of Sydney that demonstrates how to safely pick up and dispose of community sharps found in public spaces.

For more information visit:

Kempsey Shire Council

Wollongong City Council

Wollongong City Council - sharps disposal webpage

Moree Plains Shire Council

Urana Shire Council

Holroyd City Council

Willoughby City Council community sharps management plan

Willoughby City Council's community sharp management plan.

Coffs Harbour City Council

Greater Western Sydney - Community safety disposal project report

Wentworth Area Health Service received funding to auspice a community safe disposal project covering the three Area Health Services in the greater western area of Sydney, Wentworth, Western and South Western Sydney. This project was funded by NSW Health, and worked closely with the fifteen Councils in the greater western Sydney area to improve the safety of the local communities by enhancing safe disposal options for needles and syringes.

 A condensed version of the full project report.

Marrickville Council

 Safety in Marrickville, the report on Marrickville Council's Safe Needle and Syringe Disposal Program .

Northern Rivers Area Health Service - Harm minimisation project

A project designed to develop effective communication and partnerships between the NRAHS and local councils, and to support councils in developing local strategies for the management of community sharps.

 Northern Rivers Area Health Service Harm minimisation project.

Parramatta City Council

Parramatta City Council has been collecting data on bin usage rates for 5 years, and uses this data to determine the most appropriate bin size for specific sites in the Parramatta council area.

 Photographs of bin placements for collection of community sharps in public areas.

Riverina Eastern Regional Organisation of Councils

 REROC community sharps brochure.

Wagga Wagga City Council

Additional resources

Community Sharps Handbook

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Page Updated: Tuesday 7 February 2017
Contact page owner: Centre for Population Health