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Hazardous Waste Center

Leon County Household Hazardous Waste Center

7550 Apalachee Parkway
Tallahassee, FL 32311
(850) 606-1803
Hours: Monday - Saturday, 8 am-5 pm; Closed Sunday.
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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.

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 22-23, the center processed 530 tons of potentially hazardous material from an estimated 19,600 residents and businesses, of which 338 tons were removed from the solid waste stream through recycling or
reuse.

Other Drop-Off Locations

  • Rural Waste Service Centers
    Paints, used oils, car batteries and fluorescent bulbs can be dropped off at the Ft. Braden, Miccosukee or Woodville Rural Waste Service Centers. All other hazardous waste should be taken to the main Household Hazardous Waste Center at 7550 Apalachee Parkway.
  • Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off location
    1800 N. Blair Stone Road
    Learn about our newest convenient Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off location. This site is for residential household hazardous waste only and accepts limited items.

Businesses, Government Agencies, and Other Non-Household Groups

Hazardous Waste Is Serious Business. "We dispose of our hazardous waste at Leon County Hazardous Waste Center because we care about the environment." - Marlin Coatings

To learn more on how businesses, government agencies and nonprofit organizations can properly dispose of hazardous waste, call (850) 606-1803.

 What We Accept

  • Household Items
    Aerosols, personal care items (nail polish and remover, hair color), spot removers, glues, lamp oil and light bulbs.

  • Electronics
    Phones, printers and ink cartridges, computers, televisions, fax machines, cables, mice, external drives, modems, electronic games, stereos, pagers, radios, DVDs, CDs, VHS, and cassettes.

  • Cleaners
    Oven and drain cleaners, floor-care products, ammonia, metal and furniture polish, toilet bowl cleaner, and mildew, lime, bleach or rust remover.

  • Garage
    Motor oil, gasoline (limit 15 gallons), fuel oil, antifreeze, brake fluid, transmission fluid, parts cleaner, paint (limit 15 gallons), stains, glue, pain thinner, turpentine, solvents, oils, caulks, herbicides, insecticides, pool chemicals, lighter fluid, and mercury thermometers. 

  • Batteries
    Alkaline, rechargeable, watch, and car batteries.

 What We Do Not Accept

  • Stryofoam
    We cannot accept Styrofoam

  • Medical Waste and Perscription Drugs
    We cannot accept Medical Waste and Perscription Drugs. Sharps (needles and lancets) containers are available at the Florida Department of Health in Leon County

  • Radioactive Waste
    We cannot accept Radioactive Waste

  • Compressed Gas Cyliners
    We cannot safely accept compressed gas cylinders other than 1 pound and 20-pound (barbecue size) propane cylinders. We cannot safely accept large propane cylinders, cylinders containing oxygen, air, carbon monoxide, acetylene or nitrogen, and scuba tanks. Those cylinders should be returned to the business that supplied them (retailer, medical supplies service, dive shops).

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, so neither is available to the public for use.  

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