Home » Services & Infrastructure » Infrastructure » Waste & recycling » Waste collection services
Clarence Valley Council and the North Coast Area Health Service have set up a service to make disposing of community sharps safe and convenient.
Every day in the Northern Rivers Area there are thousands of people using needles, syringes and finger prick lancets at home to treat medical conditions, such as diabetes, cancer or multiple sclerosis.
You can now take your sharps to participating pharmacies and designated health sites for disposal.
Community sharps are needles, syringes and lancets used outside the normal clinical setting of hospitals and doctor's surgeries.
It is important that sharps are disposed of safely.
Sharps must be packaged in a strong, sealed container, such as a plastic milk or soft drink container, before taking them for disposal
Sharps are not recyclable and therefore must never be placed in recycling bins
If you use sharps at home for self-medication you can now dispose of your sharps at the following places:
Friendly Society Pharmacy, 18 Prince Street, Grafton
Ada & Flynn Pharmacy, 64 Prince Street, Grafton
Pollocks Chemworld Chemist, 44A Prince Street, Grafton
Dawson’s Chemist, 53 Prince Street, Grafton
Nightingale’s Pharmacy, Grafton Shoppingworld
Guardian Southside Pharmacy, 4/94 Bent Street, South Grafton
Grafton Base Hospital, Arthur Street, Grafton
Grafton Community Health Centre, Arthur Street, Grafton
Iluka Pharmacy, 6 Young Street, Iluka
Maclean District Hospital, 21 Union Street, Maclean