Solid Waste Management

Sharps Program

SharpsSeminole County offers a Sharps Program that provides a safe, easy and free method for residents to dispose of hypodermic needles and lancets. Residents can pick up a container, return it when full and get a new container.

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Here's How It Works

  • Never dispose of sharps in your garbage or curbside recycling bins.
  • Sharps Containers must be returned to one of the designated disposal sites.
  • Please do not drop-off Sharps Containers before or after published hours.
  • Please use the Sharps Container for needles, syringes, and lancets only.
  • Keep out of reach of children.
  • Do not return any unsealed Sharps Container. If the lid is defective, request a new lid when you return the container.
  • At the disposal site, give your Sharps Container to authorized personnel and never leave it unattended.
  • Keep the Sharps Container clean and free from blood.
  • No other biomedical waste or red-bag waste will be accepted at these sites.
  • Only County issued Sharps Containers are accepted at these sites.
  • Please do not over-fill the Sharps Containers.
  • Visit one of the disposal sites during the hours specified:
    Sanford Health Clinic Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Seminole County Environmental Services Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Central Transfer Station Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Seminole County Landfill Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Casselberry Health Clinic Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    All Fire Stations within Seminole County
    (Fire stations may not be open if all units
    are on a call.)
    Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

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