Disposal of Medicine / Sharps


Sharps Disposal

Palm Bay Fire-Rescue participates in Brevard County's Sharps Program (more information here). 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

We do not accept medicines for disposal.

Do access the link below for information from the DEA regarding ways for you to dispose of medicines at home . http://www.fda.gov/forconsumers/consumerupdates/ucm101653.htm .

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, working with state and local law enforcement agencies, periodically sponsors National Prescription Drug Take-Back Days as well.