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Biomedical Waste

FDOH - Putnam Environmental Health Section

Program Description 

To minimize risks from improper disposal of home-generated biomedical waste, e.g., needles, syringes with needles, diagnostic lancets, etc., Florida Department of Health in Putnam County has implemented a program that provides accessible and affordable methods to dispose of this type of waste in a safe manner.  This program provides a site where residents can drop off a container filled with needles and purchase a new container at minimal cost.

Site Drop Off:

Florida Department of Health in Putnam County
Environmental Health
2509 Crill Avenue, Suite 300
Palatka, FL 32177

For additional information on this program please contact 386-326-7189.

Links and Resources 

Bureau of Community Environmental Health - Biomedical Waste

Additional Biomedical Waste Program information, including waste transporters, home management of sharps, treatment facilities, trauma scene cleanup, can be found on the Florida Department of Health’s Biomedical Waste site. The above site also contains information regarding the Florida Department of Health's Biomedical Waste Program, including links to Section 381.0098, Florida Statute and Chapter 64E-16, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.).