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Needle Disposal Program

Environmental Health

Sharps Disposal Program for residents only.

The DOH-Sumter Sharps Disposal Program was designed as a community service to assist the residents of Sumter County with a safe and environmentally sound method for disposing of used needles or sharps.

  • Visit one of the disposal sites listed below during normal business hours to obtain a sharps container for a minimal fee (Small - $4, Medium - $5, Large - $7).

  • Dispose of your used sharps into the container in accordance with the instructions provided. Keep it out of the reach of children.

  • When the container is approximately full, permanently close the top following the directions on the container.

  • Once closed, return the filled sharps container to any one of the participating disposal sites for proper disposal.

  • Obtain a new sharps container.

Please Note:

Your cooperation is essential to the success of this program. In order for the program to run smoothly, it is important that you adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Do not bring sharps to the disposal site in anything other than the approved sharps container obtained from the site.

  • Always make sure your container is properly sealed. The disposal site has the right to refuse any improperly packaged containers in order to protect the safety of their employees.

  • When disposing of your filled sharps container; always give the container to authorized personnel. Never leave the container unattended.

Disposal Locations:

The Villages:
8015 East C-466
PH: 352-689-4675

Wildwood:
104 Rutland Street
PH: 352-689-6520

Bushnell:
415 East Noble Ave
PH: 352-569-3102