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Biomedical Waste

Florida Department of Health in Glades County

  •  (863) 946-0707


    (863) 946-3097

    Mailing Address

    P.O. Box 489  

    1021 Health Park Drive 

    Moore Haven, Florida 33471 

Program Description

There are an estimated 30,000 biomedical waste generators in Florida. These include hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, laboratories, funeral homes, dentists, veterinarians, and physicians. The objective of the biomedical waste program is to protect health care workers, environmental-service staff, waste haulers, and the general public from risks associated with potentially infectious biomedical waste.

Permits are valid from October 1 through September 30.

Contact Information

Any questions regarding the program can be answered by calling the main Environmental Health Section phone number: 863-946-0707


  • Generator Permit/$140.00
  • Treatment Permit/$140.00
  • Storage Permit/$140.00
  • Transporter Registration (One Vehicle)/$140.00
  • Additional Vehicle/$10.00


Bureau of Community Environmental Health - Biomedical Waste