Do you know what to do once your sharps container is full? Are you not using a sharps container at all?!
Most people don’t know how to safely and correctly dispose of their N&S (needles and sharps), it isso important to know what to do as incorrect disposal puts you, NSP staff, waste management staff and the wider community at risk. It can also lead to being prosecuted under broad "pollution", "litter", "public health" and "nuisance" provisions with a maximum penalty of $10,000.
Each state has slightly different laws and regulations regarding the disposal of sharps, but below are theAustralian best practice management of N&S requirements which can be followed in each state:
If you aren’t sure where to properly dispose of your sharps in;
South Australia: Clickhere
Western Australia: Click here
New South Wales:Clickhere
At Brow Shop, we can’t stress enough how important it is to follow regulations and laws, not only with sharps disposal but all other aspects of your business! Maintaining a safe environment for yourself, your colleagues, clients, waste management staff and the wider community should be one of your top priorities.
If you have any further questions about the correct disposal of your sharps, or anything else for that matter, get in touch!
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