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Hazardous Waste Center


Photo of the New Leon County Hazardous Waste Center

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 FY12-13, the center processed 439.6 tons of potentially hazardous material from 10,736 residents, of which 277.3 tons (66.0%) were recycled or reused.

7550 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee.

Telephone: 606-1803

Map to facility.

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

Click here

Household Hazardous Waste Safety Tips

Winter 2014: CFLs and Batteries
Spring 2014: Mercury Switch Thermostats
Summer 2014: Controlling Leaks

ELECTRONIC SCRAP

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

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. (Revised 1 August 2014)

MORE INFORMATION

Where Do I Recycle This? - A compendium of recycling opportunities in Leon County
Blasts from the past - Our Old Pesticide Gallery 
For e-mail notifications of these events and other Leon County news: here.

Hazardous Waste is any waste that poses a threat to human health or the environment. 

Picture of typical household hazardous waste
Hazardous waste can be:
FLAMMABLE
CORROSIVE
REACTIVE
TOXIC

Hazardous waste that can be found in your home:

Kitchen

Bathroom

Laundry

Garage

Workshop

General

oven cleaner

drain cleaner

floor-care products

ammonia

metal polish

furniture polish 

toilet bowl cleaner

aerosols

nail polish

nail polish remover

hair color

mildew remover

lime remover

spot removers

bleach

aerosols

 

 

 

motor oil

gasoline

fuel oil

antifreeze

brake fluid

transmission fluid

parts cleaner

car batteries

paint

stains

glue

paint thinner

turpentine

solvents

oils

caulks

rust remover

fluorescent bulbs

pool chemicals

lighter fluid

herbicides

insecticides

mercury thermometers

rechargeable batteries

watch batteries

alkaline batteries

AGRICULTURAL & PROFESSIONAL PESTICIDE CONTAINER RECYCLING

Professional and agricultural pesticide and crop chemical containers can now 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.

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.

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.

Contact the Hazardous Waste Program at 
606-1816 (Monday - Friday) or email Richard Lobinske.

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