Sharps disposal

Council provides a free sharps disposal service and free sharps containers to Kingston residents.

This service is not available to businesses.

Containers can be dropped off at our Cheltenham offices at 1230 Nepean Highway, Cheltenham, Monday-Friday, 8.30am to 5pm. A free replacement container can be supplied.

For vulnerable customers (elderly or immune compromised) who are quarantined due to COVID-19 and unable to collect new sharps containers, please contact our Customer Care team on 1300 653 356.

There are also pharmacies that participate in the Victorian Government Needle and Syringe Exchange Program that can also be accessed for sharps disposal.

Please note: Sharps containers that are damaged, enclosed in other bags, or where sharps are visible, will not be accepted.

Businesses that use sharps for procedures/services they provide, must arrange for sharps disposal via a private contractor.

Contact Council’s Environmental Health team on 1300 653 356 for more information.

Sharps collection

If you find a syringe or yellow SHARPS container that may contain syringes on Council land contact Customer Care on 1300 653 356 to arrange collection.

For further information read the safe retrieval and disposal of needles and syringes guide(PDF, 340KB).