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Dispose of "sharps" at area medical offices
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Dispose of "sharps" at area medical offices

St. Petersburg, FL -- Patients who need to dispose of used needles can safely drop off "sharps" at hospitals throughout St. Petersburg. "Sharps" are medical items having the potential to puncture or lacerate such as syringes with attached needles and disposable lancets used by diabetics and patients with other medical conditions.

Patients should not throw these items in the trash, in solid-waste containers or in landfills because of the risk of injury and contamination. Also, never snap off the needles or attempt to recap them.

Store them in an approved container,  a coffee can or liquid detergent container that seals securely. When your container is full, permanently close off the top and take it to one of the approved sites:

You may be asked to furnish proof that you require the use of syringes and improperly sealed containers may be rejected. You're asked to call before dropping off sharps at these sites:

Northside Medical Center
6000 49th Street North
St. Petersburg
(727) 521-4411
Ask at information desk, hours: Mon-Fri 9-4

St. Petersburg Medical Center
6500 38th Avenue North
St. Petersburg
(727) 384-1414
Ask at information desk, hours: Mon-Fri 9-5

St. Anthony's Hospital
1200 7th Avenue North
St. Petersburg
(727) 825-1272
Ask at Emergency Room, hours: Mon-Fri 8-4

Edward White Hospital
2323 9th Avenue North
St. Petersburg
(727) 328-6101
Ask at information desk, hours: Mon-Fri 10-7

Bayfront Medical Center
701 6th Street South
St. Petersburg
(727) 893-6155
Ask at information desk, hours: Mon-Fri 9-3

Palms of Pasadena Hospital
1501 Pasadena Avenue South
St. Petersburg
(727) 381-1000 x7657
Ask at information desk, hours: Mon-Fri 9-3

All Children's Hospital
801 6th Street South
St. Petersburg
(727) 767-4720
Ask at Emergency Room, hours: Sun-Sat 8-5

The program is a cooperative effort between the Florida Department of Health, the Pinellas Board of County Commissioners, the American Diabetes Association and area hospitals. For information about the Pinellas County Health Department, click here.

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