Community Sharps

Many people rely on the use of needles and syringes to maintain their own health, or the health of a family member.

'Community sharps' is the name used to describe needles, syringes, lancets and similar equipment. Correct disposal of community sharps is important for the whole community.

Community sharps should always be kept separate from other wastes. Due to the risk of injury to workers and other community members they should never be disposed of:

  • in household waste or recycling bins (plastic syringes are NOT recyclable)
  • in public litter bins
  • by flushing down toilets or drains
  • by discarding into the environment
  • Use a sharps container or other appropriate puncture resistant container (not glass)
  • Store container out of reach of children
  • Seal the lid of the container when three quarters full and dispose of the container at one of the community sharps disposal locations listed below
  • Place your injecting equipment in a community sharps bin in a public restroom or similar that has a community sharps disposal bin, or
  • Place your injecting equipment in a sharps container or other appropriate puncture resistant container and dispose of the container at one of the community sharps disposal facilities listed below

If you find sharps in a public place, please report this as soon as possible to Liverpool City Council customer service on 1300 36 2170.

Liverpool City Council runs a sharps collection and disposal program through a number of local pharmacies. This service is available to anyone who has sharps resulting from private use, irrespective of whether these are from prescribed medicines or recreational drug use. The service is not available to businesses or companies that are generating waste sharps as a result of their operations.

The pharmacies below will supply 1.4L sharps containers and take them back for disposal when full, free of charge.

Austral Pharmacist AdviceElizabeth Drive PharmacyWest Hoxton PharmacyLiverpool Discount Drug Store
Cnr Edmondson & Tenth Ave
AUSTRAL 2179
130 Elizabeth Drive
LIVERPOOL 2170
Cnr Fifteenth Ave & Edmondson Ave
AUSTRAL 2179
Shop 2, 165-191 Macquarie St
LIVERPOOL 2170
Mediadvice PharmacyMurray’s Pharmacy LiverpoolPriceline PharmacyNand’s Pharmacy
Shop 4, 21 The Northern Rd
BRINGELLY 2556
238 Macquarie Street
LIVERPOOL 2170
Shop B09, Carnes Hill Market Place
Cowpasture Rd CARNES HILL 2171
187 Elizabeth Drive
LIVERPOOL 2170
Casula Centre PharmacyPenna’s Discount PharmacyPriceline PharmacyPriceline Pharmacy
Shop 3, 509 Hume Highway
CASULA 2170
Shop 4, 72-78 Hoxton Park Rd
LIVERPOOL 2170
Shop 38, Casula Mall
1 Ingham Drive CASULA 2170
Shop 1014, Westfield Liverpool
Macquarie St LIVERPOOL 2170
Penna’s PharmacySave and Deliver PharmacyLittle Tree PharmacyMediadvice Pharmacy
Shop 10, Cecil Hills Shopping Village
1 Lancaster Rd CECIL HILLS 2171
Shop 1, 279 Macquarie St
LIVERPOOL 2170
Shop 4, Chipping Norton Market Plaza
Cnr Ernest Ave & Barry Road
CHIPPING NORTON 2170
63 Hill Road
LURNEA 2170
Priceline PharmacyBlooms the ChemistChen’s PharmacyAmcal Pharmacy
Shop 2, The Valley Plaza
189 Wilson Road
GREEN VALLEY 2168
Shop 46-48, Miller Central
90 Cartwright Ave
MILLER 2168
44 Walder Road
HAMMONDVILLE 2170
Shop 1, 42 Stockton Ave
Cnr Stockton and Maddecks Ave
MOOREBANK 2170
Hoxton Park PharmacyMoorebank Day & Night PharmacyBlack & White PharmacyPenna’s Pharmacy
Shop 14, 600 Hoxton Park Rd
HOXTON PARK 2171
Shop 21, Moorebank Shopping Village
42 Stockton Ave
MOOREBANK 2170
337 Hume Highway
LIVERPOOL 2170
Shop 4, 57 Minnamurra Cct
PRESTONS 217
Chen’s Pharmacy  
Shop 8, Wattle Grove Shopping Centre
Cnr Village Way and Australis Ave
WATTLE GROVE 2173