You can dispose of sharps waste, including needles, syringes, lancets and other injection equipment, at a number of chemists and pharmacies in Lake Macquarie.

24-hour drop-off facilities are located at:

Sharps waste should never be disposed of in your household garbage or recycling bin, or flushed down toilets or drains.

Sharps containers

You can purchase 1.4L or 3.1L medical sharps containers from selected pharmacies and our Customer Service Centre. For more information about this service, call us on 4921 0333 or email

Reporting discarded sharps waste

You can report needles found in public places to the NSW Health Needle Clean-up Hotline on 1800 633 353.