The Hazardous Waste Center is your one-stop location for household hazardous waste and electronics disposal in Leon County. Limited disposal of these materials are also available at the Rural Waste Service Centers and at our Collection Events.
In FY13-14, the center processed 393.7 tons of potentially hazardous material from 10,102 residents, of which 240.4 tons (61.1%) were recycled or reused.
Hours of Operation
The Hazardous Waste Center is open Monday - Saturday from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.
Closed on Sundays.
The center is free for Leon County households.
Household Hazardous Waste Safe Packing Guide
Household Hazardous Waste Safety Tips
Electronic items and scrap are accepted at the Hazardous Waste Center drive-through from residents and businesses.
Hazardous Waste Collection Events are scheduled on the first Saturday of the month between September and May as an additional service for residents.
Businesses, Government Agencies, and Other Non-Household Groups
Non-household organizations should call or e-mail to make an appointment. Normally, we are able to provide same-day appointments. Disposal fees will apply and we accept cash, checks and credit cards. The center may not be able to accept all materials for disposal because of capacity limits, though we will help to find an alternative disposal method. For fee schedule and information on safely packing hazardous material for transport, please click here. (Revised 1 August 2014)
Hazardous Waste is any waste that poses a threat to human health or the environment.
Hazardous waste can be:
Hazardous waste that can be found in your home:
- oven cleaner
- drain cleaner
- floor-care products
- metal polish
- furniture polish
- toilet bowl cleaner
- nail polish
- nail polish remover
- hair color
- mildew remover
- lime remover
- spot removers
- motor oil
- fuel oil
- brake fluid
- transmission fluid
- parts cleaner
- car batteries
- paint thinner
- rust remover
- fluorescent bulbs
- pool chemicals
- lighter fluid
- mercury thermometers
- rechargeable batteries
- watch batteries
- alkaline batteries
Agricultural & Professional Pesticide Disposal and Container Recycling
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Florida Department of Agriculture provide professional and agricultural pesticide and crop chemical a disposal option that can be more cost effective than our service (up to 500 lbs at no charge and low cost above that) through Project Cleansweep. Please use the contact information on the Project Cleansweep flyer for more information. Empty containers can be recycled through the Hazardous Waste Center. In cooperation with the Agricultural Container Recycling Council, rigid HDPE containers can be recycled. Details on exactly what containers can be recycled and how to prepare them are at the ACRC's How-To page. This program is for professional products only and does not include consumer products.
Paints, used oils, car batteries and fluorescent bulbs can be dropped off at the Ft. Braden, Miccosukee or Woodville Rural Waste Service Centers. Please, no other hazardous waste should be taken to these locations.
The Swap Shop
Usable household products that we receive are available to the public for free in our Swap Shop. Limit of five items per visit, please. On every Thursday, five-gallon pails of recycled latex paint are available while supplies last.
Items We Cannot Accept
We cannot accept medical or radioactive wastes. Sharps (needles and lancets) containers are available at the Leon County Health Department. For more information on proper sharps disposal, please click here. For unwanted medicines, please follow the Florida Department of Environmental Protection guidelines for proper disposal.
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