Sharps - disposal service for used hypodermic needles and syringes.  

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

Containers can be picked up and dropped off at our offices, in Alexandra, Kinglake and Yea, Monday-Friday, during business hours.

For vulnerable customers, who are unable to pick up or drop off new sharps containers, please contact our Customer Contact team on (03) 5772 0333.

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

Store containers responsibly (away from children and pets).

The Safe Retrieval and Disposal of Needles brochure contains important information on safely retrieving and disposing of sharps.

Commercial operators that use sharps for procedures/services they provide must arrange for sharps disposal via a private contractor. Private contractors that collect and dispose of sharps are listed in the Yellow Pages under Medical Waste Disposal.