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Needle disposal

  • 1.  Needle disposal

    Posted 04-12-2020 08:58
    I have 3 containers of used needles, and I'm not sure how to dispose of them.

    Is there any where they can be taken?

    What do other people do with their used needles?



  • 2.  RE: Needle disposal

    Posted 05-12-2020 05:57
    To Phil - Most hospitals have a "sharps" disposal facility. Your local chemist may be able to do it or at least give you a list of places. Also your GP could help.


  • 3.  RE: Needle disposal

    Posted 05-12-2020 09:42
    Hi I take mine to the local Chempro chemist. Hospitals will also dispose of them for you  Madonna

  • 4.  RE: Needle disposal

    Posted 05-12-2020 14:52
    Most hospital have somewhere for dropping them off.wectake mine to Hornsby hospital  they have a drop off thing for them. Sorry my husband does it from laurel


  • 5.  RE: Needle disposal

    Posted 05-12-2020 15:41
    Hi Phil

    I take mine to my local hospital. I think they just put it in with their sharps. They used to give me a replacement container, but they stopped doing that a couple of years ago :(


  • 6.  RE: Needle disposal

    Posted 06-12-2020 10:52

    Any pharmaceutical shop takes needles for disposal.



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  • 7.  RE: Needle disposal

    Posted 13-12-2020 12:35
    Catherine, no not any pharmaceutical shop in my experience! 

    Haven't found one yet that would take them - happy to sell me a container but dont want the full one returned.  There are a few spots around the cities that one may need to google to find and many hospitals have drop off points.


  • 8.  RE: Needle disposal

    Posted 14-12-2020 10:02

    Sorry, I'm new to the game, I presumed all pharmacies took needles, my pharmacy, Blooms, took mine no problem, I don't even need a sharps container, I put them in empty water bottles.  Anyway it seems there are plenty of outlets, you shouldn't have any trouble

    Cheers Catherine.


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  • 9.  RE: Needle disposal

    Posted 14-12-2020 13:52
    Looks like there are 2 Catherine's in the group. This is not my email so I will change to Catherine H.

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  • 10.  RE: Needle disposal

    Posted 15-12-2020 09:00

    I'm also Catherine H, however, I'm happy to divert to my writers pseudonym Kath K


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  • 11.  RE: Needle disposal

    Posted 07-12-2020 08:47
    Hi Phil
    I am in Sydney and take mine to Prince of Wales Hospital where they have a large sharps disposal bin. Also there are pharmacists listed in your council website who take them also.


  • 12.  RE: Needle disposal

    Posted 07-12-2020 08:52
    Good Morning Phil and All,

    Check out the below website
    Put in your location and it will show you a list of locations where you can dispose of your sharps safely.



    Live Your Life Community Team
    Natasha & Erin

  • 13.  RE: Needle disposal

    Posted 07-12-2020 15:05
    Edited by Diabetes Australia 07-12-2020 15:04
    Hi Phil,

    Try website for sharps disposals as some chemist's use a govt program where they take your full containers and for free will give you empty containers. You can enquire with your local council for chemists in your area that do this program or try website Safe Sharps- Find a disposal point near you.


  • 14.  RE: Needle disposal

    Posted 07-12-2020 15:58
    Thanks everyone for your replies - lots of options.  There are 2 pharmacies nearby me, so I'll check them out.



  • 15.  RE: Needle disposal

    Posted 07-12-2020 16:14
    Phil I am not sure where you are located in the ACT there are disposal sites this site maybe of use to you https://diabetesnsw.com.au/helpful-resources/resources/sharps-disposal/ 
     ta nat