Disposal of Medicine / Sharps

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Sharps Disposal

Palm Bay Fire-Rescue participates in Brevard County's Sharps Program. Procedures for collection of used sharps must be followed to prevent any possibility of contamination.

  • Sharps must be placed in the official sharps storage container by the owner of the sharps container.
  •  Sharps containers are not be be left unattended at any collection facility.

Please understand fire personnel are on call 24 hours a day, and may be out of their station on a call when you arrive.

Again, sharps containers are not to be left unattended per biomedical waste laws.

Medicine  Disposal

Palm Bay Fire Rescue does not accept medicines for disposal. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has information online on how to dispose of unused medicines at home. FDA Guidelines for drug disposal.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, working with state and local law enforcement agencies, periodically sponsors National Prescription Drug Take-Back Days where you can turn in your unused or expired medicine for safe disposal.