Report on the national audit of community needle and syringe disposal facilities: legislation and literature review

This report is in two parts. The first part is a review of state and territory legislation on the disposal of needles and syringes. The second part provides an overview of national and international literature on this subject.

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The following report on the National Audit of Community Needle and Syringe Disposal Facilities is compiled by Waste Audit and Consultancy Services (Aust) Pty Ltd on behalf of the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing and is based on information provided to Waste Audit and Consultancy Services in the form of responses to surveys and through direct stakeholder consultation. To that extent this report relies on the accuracy of the information provided.

Accordingly, Waste Audit and Consultancy Services (Aust) Pty Ltd will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise out of this report, other than the loss or damage caused as a direct result of Waste Audit and Consultancy Services (Aust) Pty Ltd's negligence.

This report contains sensitive and confidential information. It has been compiled by Waste Audit and Consultancy Services (Aust) Pty Ltd as one component of the Retractable Needle and Syringe Technology Initiative.

It is recommended that this report should be treated at all times as confidential, unless permission for the release of specific data is received from the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.Top of page