Sharps Disposal

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The Punta Gorda Fire Department Home generated Sharps Recovery Program was designed as a community service to assist the residents of both the City of Punta Gorda as well as all of Charlotte County with a safe and environmentally sound method for disposing of used needles or "sharps".

The improper disposal of sharps threatens the safety of every member of our community, as they may be contaminated with hepatitis, HIV, and/or other serious diseases.

If you have a medical condition that requires the use of injected medications, please make the extra effort to participate in this free program. While helping prevent accidental needle sticks in our community, you may also be protecting yourself.

How does it Work?

 

PLEASE NOTE

THIS PROGRAM IS BEING PROVIDED FOR THE PRIVATE SECTOR ONLY.

All professionals and businesses are regulated under state and federal biomedical waste laws and may not participate.