Community Sharps Program

The Department of Health have commissioned WALGA to implement a Program with the aim of upgrading existing or installing new sharps collection containers in public places.

This Program aims to improve the disposal network for sharps in public places to make it easier to dispose of these items and reduce the risk of inappropriate disposal and the potential for needle stick injuries.

WALGA held two online information sessions in July 2021 to ensure Local Governments were provided with sufficient information and could raise any issues relating to this Program. Responses to frequently asked questions are available here.

The Community Sharps Program Expression of Interest and Application Form is available here. Completed forms must be submitted by 5:00pm on Friday, 6 August 2021

For more information on this Program contact Rebecca Brown, Manager Waste and Recycling, rbrown@walga.asn.au