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Needle Collection Programs

Contact the Florida Department of Health Biomedical Waste Program

Find help in disposing of needles from your home.

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Needle-collection programs exist in many Florida counties. These programs will help you in disposing of needles, syringes with needles, and lancets that have been used by you or a family member in the treatment at home of an allergy, acute illness, or chronic disease such as diabetes. Use the list below to check for program availability in your county. These programs are county specific, so call your county contact person for more information. Should your county not appear on the list, please contact us at the address listed above.

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Alachua - Louis Philor, 352-334-7934

Baker - See also Duval, Cassandra Haverkamp, 904-253-1785

Bay - Laura Gould, 850-747-6018

Bradford - Amie Johns, 904-964-7732

Brevard - Yvette Torres, 321-633-2042

Broward - Matthew Bondi, (954) 467-4700 Ext. 4207

Charlotte - Barbara Kula, 941-764-4360

Citrus - Carol Hanewinckle, 352-527-0068

Clay - Jutta Karibo, 904-529-2801,

Collier - Danette Huff, Collier Co. Solid Waste, 239-252-8479, Naples Community Hospital, Gerry Mahnke, 239-436-5416

Columbia - Bill Lycan, 386-752-6050

Desoto - Keith Keene, 863-993-4601

Dixie - Linda Hatch, 352-498-1360

Duval - Cassandra Haverkamp, 904-253-1785

Escambia - Paul Stevens, 850-937-2156

Flagler - Susan Welsh, 386-437-7350 ext. 2240

Gilchrist - Jana Land, 352-463-3120

Glades - Brian Prowant, 863-946-0212

Hamilton - Sharon Gay, 386-792-1414

Hardee - Teresa Carver, 863-773-5089

Hendry - Brian Prowant, 863-674-4047

Hernando - Jeff Howley, 352-754-4906

Highlands - Christy Reed, 863-655-6477

Hillsborough - John Zaykowski, 813-307-8059

Indian River - Stacy Shields - 772-794-7440

Jefferson - Beth Thorne - 850-342-0184

Lafayette - Mary Bunner - 386-294-1321

Lake  - Stephanie Daugherty - 352-253-6130

Lee - Richard Tompkins - 239-690-2130

Leon - Joya McCarty or Alex Mahon - 850-606-8350

Levy - Liz Powers - 352-486-5300

Manatee - Joe Busciglio - 941-748-0747

Marion - Alex Peacock, Marion County Health Dept., 352-622-7744, or Royette Bateman Marion Co. Solid Waste, 352-671-8496, City of Ocala, Shirley Mizelle, 352-351-6697

Martin - Evelyn Iannuzzi, 772-221-4090

Miami-Dade - Grisellyn Schmidt, 305-623-3500 ext. 3590

Nassau - Nassau County Solid Waste Dept., 877-362-5305

Okaloosa - Jim Reece, 850-651-7394

Orange - Maciej Lewandowski, 407-521-2630

Osceola - Janet O'Berry, 407-962-1101, or Danny Sheaffer, 407-962-1102

Palm Beach -561-837-5900

Pasco - Greg Crumpton, 727-861-5661 ext. 3

Pinellas -William Bongiovanni, 727-507-4336

Polk - Loretta Firis, 863-519-8330

Putnam - John Holmes, 386-326-7189

Sarasota - Carolynn Balcar, 941-861-6096

Seminole - Jane Marshall, 407-665-2250, or Tom Waters, 407-665-2261

St. Johns - See also Duval, Cassandra Haverkamp, 904-253-1785

Sumter - Jimmy Wise, 352-793-3368

Taylor - Joanie Cruce, 850-584-5087

Union - Amie Johns, 386-496-3211

Volusia -Greg Thomas, 386-274-0702

Wakulla - Pad Juarez, 850-926-3591

Walton - Crystal Steele, 850-892-8021

Washington - Debbie Perryman, 850-638-6240