Medical Waste

Council provides a free sharps waste disposal service for residents who need a safe way to dispose of syringes, sharps and dialysis tubing. 
Residents can drop off their sharps waste at any of the participating pharmacies or chemists listed below. 

Chemist Address Phone
Chemist Warehouse Eastwood 157 Rowe Street, Eastwood 9858 4858
East Ryde Pharmacy 6 Sager Place, East Ryde 9878 3665
Five Ways Pharmacy 77 Balaclava Road, Eastwood 9874 4820
Glades Village Pharmacy Shop 6, Flagstaff Street, Gladesville 9817 3180
Health Advice Pharmacy 136 Coxs Road, North Ryde 9888 7086
Amcal Pharmacy Level 3, Shop 3343, Macquarie Shopping Centre, North Ryde 9887 1215
Cincotta Discount Pharmacy Shop 6/2 Village Plaza Shepherds Bay, 11A Bay Drive Meadowbank 9809 4350
Midway Family Pharmacy Shop G5, 117 North Road, Denistone East 9878 3550
Terry White Chemmart Putney 2/277 Morrison Road, Putney 9809 3408
Quarry Road Pharmacy 128a Quarry Road, Ryde 9809 2572
Ryde Pharmacy 107 Blaxland Lane, Ryde 9809 3294
Trafalgar Pharmacy Shop 7, 1 Trafalgar Place, Marsfield  9869 1081
PharmaSave West Ryde 977 Victoria Road, West Ryde  9809 2924 
Boronia Park Pharmacy 97 Pittwater Road, Hunters Hill 9817 3652

Please Note: Pharmacies and Chemists can only accept sharps contained within a medical grade sharps container. Sharps containers are available for free from the Customer Service Centre at 1 Pope Street, Ryde. Available containers are 1.4L size. Pharmacies and Chemists may not be able to accept all containers due to capacity limitations. There are restrictions as to the number of free containers available each year with a maximum of two free sharps containers able to be collected at any one time, for more information please contact the waste department at