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Biomedical Waste in Okaloosa County

Please call DOH-Escambia

For Okaloosa County, the regional inspection authority is the Florida Department of Health in Escambia County.

The facilities inspected in Okaloosa County are:


•Body Piercing Salons
•Dental Clinics
•Electrolysis Clinics
•Funeral Homes
•Hospitals
•Laboratories
•Medical Clinics
•Nursing Homes
•Storage and Treatment Facilities
•Tattoo Salons (no tattoo procedure inspections)
•Transporters of Biomedical Waste
•Veterinarian Clinics

Operating permits are required for facilities that produce, transport or store biomedical waste.

Learn more about the application process and annual inspections. 

Home-Generated Biomedical Waste 

Home sharps disposal guidelines are available regarding the proper way to dispose of home-generated biomedical waste.

Okaloosa County citizens can take their full sharps containers to the Okaloosa County Household Hazardous Waste Facility located on Ready Ave in Fort Walton Beach.

Additional Information 

Additional information can be found at the Florida Department of Health website.