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Sharps Collection Program

Environmental Health

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.

View the Sharps Collection Program Brochure.(601 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.

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

Orange Park Medical Center - Park West
6477 103rd Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32210

Orange Park Medical Center - Normandy Park
5773 Normandy Park Boulevard
Jacksonville, Florida 32205

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

St. Vincent's HealthCare
Ascension Pharmacy – Southside
4201 Belfort Road
Suite G361
Jacksonville, FL 32216

UF Health Emergency and Urgent Care Center
11277 New Kings Road
Jacksonville, FL 32219

UF Health Emergency and Urgent Care Center
11125 Lamb Tail Lane
Jacksonville, FL 32256

UF Health Emergency and Urgent Care Center
888 Lane Ave S
Jacksonville, FL 32205

UF Health Jacksonville
Emergency Department
655 W 8th Street
Jacksonville, FL 32209 

UF Health North
Emergency Department
15255 Max Leggett Parkway
Jacksonville, FL 32218

DOH-Duval 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.

South Jacksonville Family Health Center
3225 University Boulevard South  32216

Central Health Plaza
515 West 6th Street  32206

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

Westside Children's Dental Center/Agape Community Health Center
120 King Street  32204