Syringe Disposal

If you find syringes on Council land - for example, on nature strips, reserves, shopping strips or pavements - we will pick them up. We guarantee we will collect them within two hours.

To report them, contact our Customer Service team on 9518 3555 or

If you find a syringe on private property, you can call the Victorian Syringe Disposal Helpline on 1800 888 236.

You can also throw syringes away at a disposal unit at:

  • Monash Council - Civic Centre, 293 Springvale Road, Glen Waverley. Call 9518 3555.
  • Oakleigh Service Centre - 3 Atherton Road, Oakleigh. Call 9518 3680.
  • Any Monash public toilet.


If you are throwing away syringes yourself, you may want to get a syringe disposal container. They are available from the customer service counter at the Monash Civic Centre and the Oakleigh Service Centre. 

The containers are free.

If you find a needle or syringe:

  • Do not panic.
  • Do not touch the sharp point with your fingers or hands. Do not break it.
  • Either contact us to pick it up, or take it to a disposal unit (as listed above). You can get a syringe disposal container from us.
  • If you cannot do that, find a container with a well-secured lid. Rigid plastic containers are the best. Avoid using glass or aluminium cans.
  • Use tongs to pick up needles or syringes, otherwise, pick them up by the barrel, then put needle in first into the container.
  • Do not put the cap on it if it has fallen off.
  • Make sure the container is tightly sealed.