Needles and medical waste

Residents are encouraged to contact their medical professional, hospital or local pharmacy to find out how to safely dispose of medical waste, including out of date or unwanted medicines.

Needles, sharps, and cytotoxic waste are not accepted in general waste. Residents can collect free sharps containers at Council's major waste facilities - see the weighbridge at the entrance. Full sharps containers can be disposed in special yellow medical waste bins at the major waste facilities. 

Limited medical waste is accepted in general waste wheelie bins, including dialysis bags, and less hazardous medical equipment with human tissues and body fluid, soiled bandages, gloves and x-rays. Medical waste must be enclosed and sealed inside heavy plastic bags to prevent leakage.

Disposal / recycling options

Wheelie bins

  • General waste bin

Waste facilities