Resources developed by Councils

City of Sydney - Sharps data collection template

Currently there is no standardised method for councils to collect data on community sharps that could be used for planning and reporting purposes. However, City of Sydney have developed a template that identifies output and outcome indicators, and they have provided this as a resource for other councils. View template (PDF, 54kB)


Kempsey Shire Council

Find out more about the Kempsey Shire Council Community Sharps Evaluation 


Wollongong City Council

Find out more about the Wollongong City Council Sharps Disposal Webpage


Moree Plains Shire Council

View Moree Plains Shire Council Sharps Brochure.

Read more about Local Solutions – Moree Plains Shire Council July 2014

For more information please contact Belinda Olsen on 02 6757 3264.


Urana Shire Council

View Urana Shire Council disposal resources: Information brochure | Poster.
For more information please contact Subash Wijesiri on 02 6930 9100.


City of Sydney

View City of Sydney's Operators Guide to Waste Management in Sex Industry Premises


Holroyd City Council

View Councils’ Sharps Disposal Policy and Sharps Handling Policy. For further information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Willoughby City Council Community Sharps Management Plan

(click to view)


Coffs Harbour City Council

(click here to download a summary of the OH&S document "Management of Waste from Council Operations including, Contaminated Waste and Infectious Disease")

(click here to download photographs of bin placements for collection of community sharps in public areas)

More information on the Coffs Harbour City Council community sharps management program is contained in the Guidelines.


Greater Western Sydney - Community Safety Disposal Project Report

Wentworth Area Health Service received funding to auspice a Community Safe Disposal Project covering the three Area Health Services in the greater western area of Sydney, Wentworth, Western and South Western Sydney. This project was funded by NSW Health, and has been working closely with the fifteen Councils in the greater western Sydney area to improve the safety of the local communities by enhancing safe disposal options for needles and syringes.

(click here to download a condensed version of the full Project Report)


Kempsey Shire Council

(click here to download photographs of bin placements for collection of community sharps in public areas)

(click here to download a media release about the Project)

More information on the Kempsey Shire Council community sharps management program is contained in the Guidelines.


Marrickville Council

(click here to download a copy of Safety in Marrickville, the Report on Marrickville Council's Safe Needle and Syringe Disposal Program.

More information on the Marrickville Council community sharps management program is contained in the Guidelines.


Northern Rivers Area Health Service - Harm Minimisation Project

A project designed to develop effective communication and partnerships between the NRAHS and local councils, and to support councils in developing local strategies for the management of community sharps.

(click here to download a copy of the Project Report)


Parramatta City Council

Parramatta City Council has been collecting data on bin usage rates for 5 years, and uses this data to determine the most appropriate bin size for specific sites in the Parramatta council area.

(click here to download photographs of bin placements for collection of community sharps in public areas)

More information on the Parramatta City Council community sharps management program is contained in the Guidelines.


Riverina Eastern Regional Organisation of Councils

(click here to download a copy of the REROC Community Sharps Brochure)

More information on the REROC Waste Forum community sharps management program is contained in the Guidelines.


Wagga Wagga City Council

(click here to download an overview of the project conducted by the Wagga Wagga Sharps Action Group)

(click here to download a poster distributed by the Wagga Wagga Sharps Action Group)

(click here to download photos from the Wagga Wagga Sharps Action Group. Community sharps Display - Little Big Day Out.)


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