National audit of community needle and syringe disposal facilities

This project considered activities to address inappropriate disposal of needles and syringes.

Page last updated: 14 October 2009

Recommendations - a guide to strategies that can be implemented at the local level to address inappropriate disposal of needles and syringes.

Legislation and literature review - an overview of state and territory legislation, and national and international literature, on the disposal of needles and syringes.

Evaluation - a consideration of the extent to which the Retractable Needle and Syringe Technology Initiative contributed to identifying the issues, and ways of addressing these, of the use of retractable needles and syringes by injecting illicit drug users.

Page last reviewed: 18 April 2011