How do I dispose of syringes?

Inappropriately disposed needles and syringes 

If you find a syringe in a street or park or want someone to pick up a syringe from your property, you can request syringe management services online or by calling us on 9205 5555.

Where can I find a syringe disposal bin?

We have over 90 syringe disposal bins across Yarra - you can see the locations on the map below.

If you ever notice that a syringe disposal bin is full or damaged, please lodge a request online or call us on 9205 5555. 

How do I safely pick up a used syringe?

You can find out more about safely removing discarded syringes in Department of Health's guidelines on the safe retrieval and disposal of needles and syringes (340kB).

Try not to panic if you get a needle-stick injury. The Victorian Department of Health says that your risk of getting a blood-borne virus is low.

Where can I get a syringe disposal container from?

Innerspace will give you a free syringe disposal container if you want to remove a used syringe:

4 Johnston Street, Collingwood
Ph: 9468 2800

Where can I take my full syringe disposal container?

4 Johnston Street, Collingwood
Ph: 9468 2800

cohealth - Collingwood
365 Hoddle St, Collingwood
Ph: 9411 4333

cohealth - Fitzroy
75 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
Ph: 9411 3555

North Richmond Community Health
23 Lennox St, Richmond
Ph: 9418 9800