Used Household Sharps Collection Program

No Cost to Participate

The Rockledge Fire Department participates in the Brevard County Solid Waste Management Household Sharps Collection Program. This program offers an approved method for the safe disposal of sharps generated by people who inject medication at home. All residents who administer medication in this manner should participate in this program for the safety of all citizens and visitors to Brevard County.

Disposing of sharps (including needles and lancets) in the trash or sewer is prohibited by law. Sharps containers are required for proper disposal of sharps and are available from collection sites throughout Brevard County.

Businesses and professionals are regulated under the state and federal biomedical waste laws and cannot participate in this program.

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Collection Sites

Rockledge Fire Station 35 at 1800 Rockledge Blvd. is the designated collection site in the City of Rockledge.

When you bring your full sharps container to a Collection Site, a new empty container will be provided for each container disposed. Before taking your container to a collection site, please make sure you:

  • Use an approved sharps container
  • Do not overfill the container
  • Securely seal the container
  • Do not use coffee cans, laundry detergent, soda bottles, etc.

 Reminder: Do Not Leave Your Container Unattended. If no one is available to assist you, take your container to a different collection site or return at another time. 

For more information on the Sharps Collection Program, you can contact our administrative office at 321-221-7540 X3501.