Disposal of returned syringes
Sections 12(4) and (5) of the Misuse of Drugs Act (NT) states:
(4) A person who possesses a hypodermic syringe or needle who fails to use all reasonable care and take all reasonable precautions with it so as to avoid danger to the life, safety or health of another person is guilty of an offence.”
(5) A person who possesses a hypodermic syringe or needle that has been used in the administration of a dangerous drug who fails to dispose of the syringe or needle in the manner prescribed is guilty of an offence.”
The penalty for unsafe disposal is $2000 or 2 years jail.