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Hazardous Waste Center



Hazardous Waste Center

7550 Apalachee Parkway  l  Tallahassee, FL 32311

Directions

(850) 606-1803 or email Richard Lobinske

Hours: Monday - Saturday from 8 am - 5 pm, closed Sunday.


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 15-16, the center processed 399.2 tonsof potentially hazardous material from 15,098 residents, of which 234.3 tons (68.8%) 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.

 

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 sharps disposal, please click here.  For unwanted medicines, please follow the Florida Department of Environmental Protection guidelines for proper disposal.

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. 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

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.


 

The Swap Shop

Many of the items collected through the Leon County Household Hazardous Waste Center are still usable, and available FREE to residents. If an item is available in most stores, is in good condition, and at least half-full, we place it on our shelves at the Swap Shop, your County reuse center. 

Examples of items available at the Swap Shop include paints, household cleaners, pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, and fertilizers for reuse.

The Swap Shop is open to all Leon County residents, at no charge. Limit of five items per visit, please.

On every Thursday, five-gallon pails of recycled latex paint are available FREE to residents while supplies last.

The Swap Shop is located at the Household Hazardous Waste Center, 7550 Apalachee Parkway



More Information

 

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