Be Sharps Smart
Join Needles and friends in an interactive session to learn what it takes to Be Sharps Smart. Wagga Wagga City Council has embarked on an innovative approach to engage, educate and help children learn about sharps. The book below has been published to educate children in identifying sharps and its dangers in open public spaces. It helps children and the community understand the action that needs to be taken when sharps are spotted. Children learn to step back and tell an adult straight away. The community is also educated on the processes to follow should they observe or be notified of sharps in public spaces.
To access Council's informative Be Sharps Smart online book, click the link: https://issuu.com/riverinaregionallibrary8/docs/be_sharp_smart
Council has introduced two new community sharps disposal bins, at Wilks Park and Tolland Community Centre. These bins allow for the safe disposal of sharps that have been generated by non-clinical activities in the home or public facilities, such as needles, syringes and lancets used by patients with diabetes or other medical conditions or injecting drug users
There are now 19 drop-off points located across the community, for a full list of locations Needle and Syringe Disposal
Remember, if you find sharps in public spaces, don’t touch it and call Council on 1300 292 442 or the NSW Needle Clean-Up Hotline on 1800 633 353. A trained person will collect and safely dispose the sharps.