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Sharps Program
The "Sharps" program provides diabetics and people who administer self injections at home with a means to dispose of their "Sharps": needles, syringes, tubes and other sharps in a very safe manner. It is estimated that nearly 14,000 insulin-dependent people reside in Pasco County in addition to seasonal visitors who use sharps. Furthermore, there are others whose medical conditions require the use of injected medication. At a minimum of one injection per day, one million needles enter the solid waste stream annually in our county. In the past, these needles clogged our sewer system, ended up at our recycling centers, punctured and put at risk garbage workers, not to mention they are a threat to public safety.

Today, with nine hospitals and institutions sponsoring this program, participation by the residents is increasing and the utilization of this service diminishes the risk to public health.

This program is very simple and the sponsoring hospitals and institutions are easily accessible. The program calls for the participant to go to one of the designated locations and obtain a red "Sharps" container. Once the container is filled, it is sealed and returned to the same location and exchanged for a new one.

Please see below to find a participation location near you. For additional information, contact our office at (813) 929-2755 ext. 6896. 

Participating Locations

West Pasco Drop Off
Locations for Sharps
Hours Accepting
Trinity Medical Center
(Emergency Room)
9330 SR 54
Trinity, FL  34654
8:00 am - 11:00 am
Monday - Friday
Morton Plant Northbay
(Medical Arts Bldg / Laboratory)
6600 Madison St.
New Port Richey, FL  34652
7:30 am - 3:30 pm
Monday - Friday
Suncoast Eye Center
(Surgery Center)
14003 Lakeshore Blvd.
Hudson, FL  34667
7:30 am - 3:30 pm
Monday - Friday
Regional Medical Center
Bayonet Point
(Emergency Room)
14100 Fivay Rd.
Hudson, FL  34667
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday - Friday 

East Pasco Drop Off
Locations for Sharps
Hours Accepting
Florida Hospital of Zephyrhills
(Outpatient Information Desk)
7050 Gall Blvd
Zephyrhills, FL  33541
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday - Friday
Pasco Regional Medical Center
(Main Entrance Information Desk)
13100 Ft. King Rd.
Dade City, FL  33525
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday - Sunday