Public health Florida Department of Health in Alachua County

Biomedical Waste

Program Description

There are an estimated 30,000 biomedical waste generators in Florida. These include hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, laboratories, funeral homes, dentists, veterinarians, and physicians. The objective of the biomedical waste program is to protect health care workers, environmental-service staff, waste haulers, and the general public from risks associated with potentially infectious biomedical waste.

The Florida Department of Health in Alachua County manages the Biomedical Waste Program for the following North Central Florida Counties: Alachua, Bradford, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Putnam, and Suwannee.

Permits are valid from October 1 through September 30.

Contact Information

Program Supervisor: Anthony Dennis
Any questions regarding the program can be answered by calling the main Environmental Health Section phone number: 352-334-7930


Permit Type


Generator Permit


Treatment Permit


Storage Permit


Transporter Registration (One Vehicle)
Additional Vehicle



Regulatory Code

Chapter 64E-16 Florida Administrative Code

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