Syringes and needle disposal

It’s important that you store and dispose of syringes and needles properly, as they can cause stick injuries and transmit blood-borne diseases. Sharing needles can also spread these diseases.

What if I find a needle or syringe on public land?

Because of the illegal nature of drugs, many users inject in parks, gardens, train stations, and on the street.

We provide needle and syringe disposal units in all public toilets, and we address complaints about needles and syringes found on public land. To lodge a complaint, contact us on 03 9524 3333.

Where can I take needles and syringes?

These organisations coordinate our local needle and syringe programs:

Caulfield Community Health Service
260 Kooyong Road, Caulfield
03 9076 6666
Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm

Connect Health and Community
Gardners Road, Bentleigh East
03 9575 5333
Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm

Where can I take needle and syringe containers?

Our needle and syringe container program allows you to dispose of used containers in a collection bin at our Service Centre. We replace all returned sharps containers with a new container, free of charge.

We won’t accept commercial quantities or sharps containers from businesses.

All visitors to the Glen Eira City Council — Service Centre, over 16 years, must show proof that they have had two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine (or have a medical exemption). 

Glen Eira City Council — Service Centre
Corner Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads, Caulfield
Open Monday to Friday, 8am to 5.30pm