The objective of the Biomedical Waste Program is to protect
healthcare workers, environmental-service staff, waste haulers and
the general public from risks associated with potentially infectious
biomedical waste. These include hospitals, clinics, nursing homes,
laboratories, funeral homes, dentists, veterinarians, physicians,
tattoo & body piercing parlors, transporters and storage treatment
Environmental Health has the responsibility to assure proper
identification, segregation, containment, storage and labeling of
biomedical waste, in accordance with the standards of Chapter 64E-16
of the Florida Administrative Code.
If you are in a business as a biomedical waste generator or
transporter, operate a storage or treatment facility, or intend to
do so, you can fill out our
Biomedical Waste Application, or contact our offices at (863)
information on how to obtain the proper permits.