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Sharps Collection Program

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  •  904-253-1280

    Mailing Address

    900 University Boulevard North, Suite 300 

    Jacksonville, Florida 32211 


Why do we need a sharps disposal program? 

Thousands of people use needles or “sharps” in their homes to care for their health or the health of a family member. Sharps must be disposed of properly to protect people from life-threatening infections.

The Florida Department of Health in Duval County offers a disposal program to give private residents a safe way to dispose of used sharps.

Download the Sharps Collection Program brochure. (239 KB PDF)

How to dispose of used sharps: 

1.  Purchase an approved sharps container from a local pharmacy or discount store.

2.  Throw away used sharps in the approved container.

3.  Only fill the sharps container 3/4 full. Secure the lid with tape.

4.  Drop off the sharps container at one of our convenient locations listed below.

Sharps Container Collection Sites 

Once your sharps container is 3/4 full and the lid is secured, bring it to one of the following locations between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Beaches Family Health Center
2344 3rd Street South  32250

Central Health Plaza
515 West 6th Street  32206

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

Environmental Health and Safety
900 University Boulevard North  32211

The Immunization Center
5222 North Pearl Street  32208

Wesconnett Health Services
5150-9 Timuquana Road  32210

West Jacksonville Health Services
120 King Street  32204

Drop-Off Only Sites 

Mayo Clinic - Beaches Primary Care Center
742 Marsh Landing Parkway
Jacksonville Beach, Florida 32250

Mayo Clinic - Gate Parkway Primary Care Center
7824 Ozark Drive
Jacksonville, Florida 32256

Memorial Emergency Center Atlantic
11850 Atlantic Boulevard
Jacksonville, Florida 32225

Memorial Emergency Center Julington Creek
42 Doctor's Village Drive
Jacksonville, Florida 32259

Memorial Emergency Center Mandarin
10910 San Jose Boulevard
Jacksonville, Florida 32223

St. Vincent's HealthCare
Seton Pharmacy – Riverside
1 Shircliff Way
Suite 1734
Jacksonville, FL 32204

St. Vincent's HealthCare
Seton Pharmacy – Southside
4205 Belfort Road
Suite 1003
Jacksonville, FL 32216