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Biomedical Waste

Florida Department of Health - Highlands County

  •  863-386-6040

    Mailing Address

    7205 South George Boulevard Sebring, FL 33875 



The Environmental Health Biomedical Waste program was designed to protect health care workers, environmental service staff, waste haulers, and the general public from risks associated with potentially infectious materials.

The program is responsible for inspecting facilities that generate biomedical waste, such as used needles, materials soaked in body fluids, or disposable devices that may contain blood.

Program staff ensure that infectious waste is handled, stored, transported, and disposed of in accordance with state laws.

Chapter 64E-16, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.), provides guidance for facilities that generate biomedical waste to help them ensure proper management of that waste. For more information visit:

Biomedical waste facilities in Highlands County include, but are not limited to:

  • Hospitals
  • Medical clinics
  • Nursing homes
  • Laboratories
  • Funeral homes
  • Storage and treatment facilities
  • Medical offices

For more information, please call 863-382-7219.