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Florida DOH- Duval provides sharps disposal program for home users

Wednesday, November 9, 2016   (0 Comments)
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JACKSONVILLE - Florida Department of Health in Duval County (DOH-Duval) has launched its Home User Sharps Disposal Program to give residents a safe way to dispose of used sharps. The program is designed to ensure that there is a reduced risk to the public and the environment from biomedical material/waste.

Sharps are defined as a device with physical characteristics having the potential to puncture, lacerate or otherwise penetrate the skin. These may include contaminated hypodermic needles, syringes, disposable scalpel blades, intact or broken glass and/or hard plastic.

How to dispose of used sharps:

·         Obtain an approved sharps container by purchasing one from a local pharmacy, or get a free sharps container from one of our locations.

·         Throw away used sharps in the approved container.

·         Only fill the sharps container ¾ full. Secure lid with tape.

·         Drop off the sharps container at one of our convenient locations.

 

DOH-Duval Sharps Container Collection Sites:

Beaches Family Health Center
2344 3rd Street South
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

Central Health Plaza
515 West 6th Street
Jacksonville, FL 32206

Children’s Dental Center at North Point
3416 Moncrief Road
Jacksonville, FL 32219

DOH-Duval Administrative Offices
Environmental Health and Safety Department
900 University Boulevard North
Jacksonville, FL 32211

The Immunization Center:
5222 North Pearl Street
Jacksonville, FL 32208

Wesconnett Health Services
5150-9 Timuquana Road
Jacksonville, FL 32210

West Jacksonville Health Services:
120 King Street
Jacksonville, FL 32204

The Florida Department of Health Environmental Health and Safety Division encourages you to visit the website www.duval.floridahealth.gov/ for more information about sharps disposal or to download our brochure.

For more information about the Sharps Disposal Program please call 904-253-1280.

About the Florida Department of Health

About the Florida Department of Health The department, nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts.

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Contact:
Charles Griggs
charles.griggs@flhealth.gov
904-253-1004