Community sharps disposal
Over 3,000 insulin syringes are disposed of into domestic garbage in the Canterbury City area daily. This is a danger to public health. Family members and employees disposing of this waste are at risk. The sharps can cause needle stick injuries and transmit infections and disease.
- Dispose of your needles and lanclets into a sturdy plastic container. The safest option is a sharps container. Please ask your pharmacist for their preferred option.
- When the container is full, deliver it to a participating pharmacy, at any time.
- Canterbury City Council will arrange for the collection and disposal of this waste
You may deliver your community sharps waste to any of the following pharmacies
Arranged by Canterbury City Council with the co-operation of participating pharmacists.