Syringes / Needles

Discarded syringes

Council will pick up discarded syringes/needles from public places 24 hours a day, seven days a week as they are a serious health and safety risk.

To do this we require a specific address with the exact location of the needle (e.g. "a few steps to the left of the gate", " next to the drink fountain'', etc.), if known.

Please report these by calling our customer service centre on 8375 6600 during business hours of 8.30am to 5pm, or calling our emergency after hours service on 8375 6666.

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Location of sharps containers

The City of Marion has installed sharps containers in the following public locations:


Oaklands Reserve
The Parade, Marion

  • 2 containers located in female bathroom
  • 1 container located in male bathroom

George Street Reserve
George Street, Marion

  • 2 containers located in female bathroom
  • 1 container located in male bathroom

Mitchell Park Oval
Bradley Grove, Mitchell Park

  • 2 containers located in female bathroom
  • 2 containers located in male bathroom
  • 1 container located on external wall

Edwardstown Oval
Football Club, Raglan Avenue and Robert Street, South Plympton

  • 3 containers located in female bathroom
  • 2 containers located in male bathroom
  • 1 container located on externall wall

Plympton Park Reserve
Plympton Park

  • 1 container located in female bathroom
  • 1 container located in male bathroom

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Further information

For further information, please contact:

City of Marion
Customer Service Centre
Phone: 8375 6600
Fax:  8375 6699
Email: council@marion.sa.gov.au
In person: 245 Sturt Road, Sturt SA 5047
Post: PO Box 21, Oaklands Park SA 5046

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