Biomedical Waste Program
There are approximately 30,000 biomedical waste facilities in Florida including generators, transporters, and storage and treatment facilities. County Health Departments (CHDs) having jurisdiction for biomedical waste activities annually inspect and permit transporters, storage and treatment facilities, and generators who produce 25 pounds or more of biomedical waste in any 30-day period. Generators producing less than 25 pounds of biomedical waste in any 30-day period are exempt from permitting and the fee upon documentation of the amount of waste they produce. CHDs inspect exempt facilities once every three years.