Sharps and syringes - disposal and pick up

Please be aware that sharps and sharps container disposal is not permitted in general waste or recycling bins.

There is a community sharps disposal bin located on the outside of the Noarlunga Health Village, Noarlunga Centre, on the western side of the building where sharps can be disposed of at any time. There is also a vending machine next to this bin where packets of new needles may be purchased.

Medical sharps containers are not for sale at our offices. Please contact your local pharmacy or supplier of medication for further advice/information about obtaining/purchasing sharps containers.

Diabetics are able to access free medical sharps containers from the needle exchange program at the main counter of Noarlunga Health Village and can also take their used containers there for safe disposal.

Below is a list of pharmacies within the City of Onkaparinga who accept used syringes from residents with medical conditions (needles and syringes must be returned in a medical sharps container).

Christies Beach National Pharmacy 70 Beach Rd, Christies Beach
Doctors Road All Care Pharmacy 1 Doctors Rd, Morphett Vale
Flaxmill Road Pharmacy Shp1/ 303 Flaxmill Rd, Christie Downs
Happy Valley Chemart Shop 1 Kenihans Rd, Happy Valley
Huntfield Heights Pharmacy Shop 1a, 236 Honeypot Rd, Huntfield Heights
McLaren Vale Chemart 130 Main Rd, McLaren Vale
Morphett Vale Chemart 163 Main South Rd, Morphett Vale
Morphett Vale Chemist King 1 Doctors Rd, Morphett Vale
Morphett Vale Discount Drug Store 201 Main South Rd, Morphett Vale
Morphett Vale National Pharmacy 188a Main South Rd, Morphett Vale
Old Reynella  Chemart  Pharmacy Foodland Shopping Mall , 211 Old South Rd, Old Reynella
Synon John Day/Night Pharmacy Coles Shopping Centre 201 Main South Rd, Morphett Vale
Willunga Pharmacy 9 High St, Willunga

Sharps bins are also located at our four offices at Aberfoyle Park, Noarlunga, Willunga and Woodcroft for customers to dispose of syringes (syringes must be placed in a medical sharps container, NOT a plastic bottle, tin or carton).

To report found syringes please call the Needle Clean Up Hotline on 1300 13 1340

For further information and assistance please contact our Environmental Health section on (08) 8384 0666.