Community sharps collection

Community sharps are medical devices that penetrate the skin and are used by many to maintain their health. Community sharps include:

  • Needles – used to give injections, draw blood or insert insulin pump tubing
  • Syringes – even if the needle is removed
  • Pen needles for insulin pens
  • Blood glucose or finger pricker lancets

Proper disposal of community sharps reduces the risk of harm to the environment and others. If they are disposed of incorrectly they pose a significant risk to waste and recycling workers as well as the community.

Council has partnered with local pharmacies to dispose of sharps. Simply place sharps in a sharps container or other puncture resistant container (not glass) and drop it off for free at one of our participating pharmacies, a sharps disposal bin or public hospital.


South Area

Location Address
Blooms The Chemist 251 Marrickville Road, Marrickville
Bob's Chemist 359 – 361 King Street, Newtown
Chemist Warehouse Marrickville Shop 3, 258 Illawarra Road, Marrickville
Dulwich Hill Pharmacy 475 Marrickville Road, Dulwich Hill
Enmore 7 Day Pharmacy 211 Enmore Road, Enmore
Ford Pharmacy 247 King Street, Newtown
Petersham Pharmacy 76 Audley Street, Petersham
Pharmacy 4 Less Marrickville 199 Marrickville Road, Marrickville
 Pharmacy 4 Less Marrickville Metro Shop 1001, Level 1, Marrickville Metro,                  20 Smidmore Street, Marrickville
Stanmore Station Pharmacy 104a Cambridge Street, Stanmore
Tillman Park Toilet 89 Unwins Bridge Road, St Peters
 Terry White Chemmart  280 Marrickville Road, Marrickville
 Stanmore Pharmacy 12/140 Percival Road, Stanmore 

West Area

Location Address
A1 Discount Chemist 44 Georges River Road, Croydon Park
Ashfield Day and Night Pharmacy 1 Hercules Street, Ashfield
Croydon Village Pharmacy 18 The Stand, Croydon
Healthmore Pharmacy 230 Liverpool Road, Ashfield
Mediconsul Simpson Pharmacy 121 Georges River Road, Croydon Park
Pharmacy 4 Less Ashfield Mall, Shop 5, Level 3/ 260A Liverpool Road, Ashfield
Priceline Pharmacy Ashfield Shop 73/260A Liverpool Road, Ashfield
Ramsay Street Pharmacy 141 Ramsay Street, Haberfield
Santos Centre Pharmacy 42-44 Lackey Street, Summer Hill
Your Chemist Shop Hurlstone Park 302 Old Canterbury Road, Hurlstone Park 
 Your Choice Pharmacy  Shop 1, 191-193 Ramsay Street, Haberfield 

North Area

Location Address
 Adore Pharmacy  671 Darling Street, Rozelle
Annandale Village Pharmacy 107 Johnston Street, Annandale
Blooms The Chemist Shop 46, Leichhardt Marketplace, 122 Flood Street, Leichhardt
Leichhardt Community Recycling Centre 50-54 Moore Street, Leichhardt
Check opening days and hours here
Leichhardt Depot sharps bin 229 Catherine Street, Leichhardt
Metropolitan Pharmacy Services 17-19 Moore Street, Leichhardt
 The Pharmacy  118 Elswick Street, Leichhardt
 Youngs Pharmacy  Shop 1/728 Darling Street, Rozelle

Community sharps collection agreement

Any business wishing to request for Inner West Council to collect and dispose community sharps can submit an agreement using the online form below.

You must read and agree to the terms and conditions below before submitting an agreement.

Online agreement form

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Page last updated: 16 May 2023