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Medical Waste

Council provides a free service for residents who suffer from diabetes or kidney failure, enabling them to dispose of syringes and dialysis tubing in a safe manner. 
Residents can drop off their syringes and dialysis material at any of the participating pharmacies listed below.

Chemist Address Phone
Chemist Warehouse Eastwood 157 Rowe Lane, 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
Macquarie Park You Save Chemist Shop 122, Macquarie Shopping Centre, North Ryde 9887 1215
Meadowbank You Save Chemist 11 Bay Drive, Meadowbank 9809 4350
Midway Family Pharmacy Shop G5, 117 North Rd, Denistone East 9878 3550
Putney Village Pharmacy 78 Charles Street, Putney 9809 3408
Quarry Road Pharmacy 128a Quarry Road, Ryde 9808 2572
Ryde Pharmacy 107 Blaxland Lane, Ryde 9809 3294
Trafalgar Pharmacy Trafalgar Place, Marsfield  9869 1081
West Ryde Discount Store 977 Victoria Road, West Ryde  9809 2924 
Boronia Park Pharmacy 97 Pittwater Rd, Hunters Hill 9817 3640

Please Note: Syringes being disposed of must be placed in a proper sharps container. Sharps containers are available for free from the Customer Service Centre at 1 Pope Street, Ryde. 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

Last updated on 20 November 2017