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Hazardous Waste Center

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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
 

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL BE IN EFFECT, SO STAFF WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE TO UNLOAD VEHICLES.  PLEASE PLACE ALL ITEMS ON PROVIDED CARTS.  THE RENEW SHOP AND FREE PAINT PROGRAM ARE CLOSED.  ALL HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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

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Learn more how businesses, government agencies and other non-household groups can properly dispose of hazardous waste here.

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.


Learn more about the Renew Center

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More Information

Drums and Pallets:  We use specific types of drums and pallets to safely ship hazardous waste and electronics. These are supplies that we either buy or are provided by our vendors for use, so neither is available to the public for use.  

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