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Hazardous Waste Center

Leon County Hazardous Waste Center 

Hazardous Waste Center

7550 Apalachee Parkway  l  Tallahassee, FL 32311 Directions
Hours: Monday - Saturday from 8 am - 5 pm, closed Sunday.

Call (850) 606-1803 or email Richard Lobinske

What is the Leon County Hazardous Waste Center? 

The Hazardous Waste Center is your one-stop location for household hazardous waste and electronics disposal. Its services are free for all Leon County households. In FY 18-19, the center processed 461.1 tons of potentially hazardous material from 17,655 residents, of which 250.7 tons (53.3%) were recycled or reused.

What is Hazardous Waste?

Hazardous waste is any form of waste that poses a threat to human health and/or the environment. Hazardous waste can be FLAMMABLE, CORROSIVE, REACTIVE, or TOXIC.


Leon County What We Accept

We cannot accept Styrofoam, medical, or radioactive wastes. Sharps (needles and lancets) containers are available at the Florida Department of Health in Leon County. For more information on proper disposal of prescriptions and medical sharps, click here.

Electronic Scrap

Electronic items and scrap are accepted at the Hazardous Waste Center drive-through from residents and businesses.

Other Locations

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.

Collection Events


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. We reserve the right to turn away non-household customers without an appointment and make an appointment for a later date.  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 the October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020 fee schedule and information on safely packing hazardous material for transport, please click here.  Please prepare an inventory of materials and amounts prior to arrival.  Customers may be asked to open/unpack loose packed bags and other containers or to organize material before acceptance.  Non-UN rated drums, those that are not in good condition, and/or not sealed with proper closures will be subject to a $120 overpack fee.  We do not provide replacement drums.  

Agricultural and 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.

Very Small Quantity Generators

Did you that Leon County Solid Waste allows very small quantity generators (businesses that produce less than 220lbs of hazardous waste per month) to dispose of their hazardous waste at a lower cost than most commercial hazardous waste services? This can save businesses thousands of dollars in mobilization, chemists, drums, and disposal fees. Businesses will also receive documentation of proper disposal for their records. Businesses and other agencies must call (850) 606-1803 to make an appointment, Monday through Friday, to drop off their items at the Leon County Hazardous Waste Center (7550 Apalachee Pkwy.)

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