Used syringes can pose a health hazard to the community. Council provides a range of services to assist you with the safe disposal of used syringes.
Sometimes syringes are discarded improperly. If you find syringes in your garden or other private property, please call the Syringe Disposal Hotline on 0430 524 749. The syringes will be collected free of charge.
If you find syringes in a park or road, please call Council's Operations Centre on 9262 6333.
Council recommends that used syringes are handled by professionals only. However, if you must handle one, please follow these instructions:
If you are a user of needles/syringes, please remember:
Syringe disposal bins can be found in one cubicle of both male and female toilets at the following locations:
The public toilets are open seven days a week and open between 7-9am and close between 5-7pm in winter and between 7-9pm in summer.
Syringe disposal bins are located in all exeloos.
The exeloos are open from 6am to 7pm, seven days a week.
EDAS (Eastern Drug and Alcohol Service)
Counselling and Support
Phone: 1300 650 705
24-hour, 7-day confidential counselling and information service
Phone: 1800 888 236
Primary Health and Alcohol and Drugs Service
Phone: 9843 1288
YSAS (Youth Substance Abuse Service)
Youth Outreach and Support (Box Hill)
Phone: 9890 7855
In an emergency, please ring 000.
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