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Syringes

Reporting dumped syringes

Help keep our city safer by letting us know if you see syringes that have been left in public places.

You can get syringes cleaned up by reporting their location to Customer Service on 8571 1000.

Handling syringes safely

You can dispose of containers with used syringes or pick up new containers at:

  •  Secada Drug and Alcohol Recovery Support, Needle Syringe Program, 84 Foster St, Dandenong
     Open: Monday to Friday 9am–5pm
  •  Council customer service centres as follows 
Dandenong

Address: Level 2, 225 Lonsdale Street, Dandenong (Melway 91A F5)

Hours of operation: 8.30am-5pm Monday to Friday

Springvale  

Address: 397 - 405 Springvale Road, Springvale (Melway 79 K11)

Hours of operation: 8.30am-5pm Monday to Friday

Parkmore

Address: Shop A7 Parkmore Shopping Centre, Cheltenham Road, Keysborough (Melway 89 E9)

Hours of operation: 9am-5pm Monday to Friday, 9am-1pm Saturday (pick up new containers only)

Paddy O'Donoghue Centre

Address: 18-32 Buckley Street, Noble Park (Melway 89 E2)

Hours of operation: 9am-5pm Monday to Friday
 

Needle stick injury

If someone is pricked or scratched by a used syringe, stay calm and:

  • wash gently with soap and water
  • do not squeeze or suck the wound
  • apply an antiseptic, such as iodine or dettol
  • put a band-aid over the wound
  • see your doctor within 24 hours to get advice on the risk of infection and your options.

It is useful to have a first aid kit for such emergencies.


For 24/7 confidential counselling and support for any drug-related concern, free call DirectLine on 1800 888 236.