Get smart with sharps

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Intravenous news: The Coast News report “A new campaign promoting the responsible disposal of needles was launched on the Central Coast today. The ‘Get Smart with Sharps program aims to prevent used needles from being discarded irresponsibly and thrown into the mainstream waste system.

Mayor of Gosford City, Councillor Chris Holstein, said sharps including syringes, pen needles and lancets posed an injury risk to council staff and contractors if put in normal wheelie bins. The chance of needle stick injuries at recycling centres or landfill is greatly increased if sharps are mixed with general waste, he said. Itâs also unacceptable for the residents to come across needles and syringes that have been inappropriately discarded in the public domain.”

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