County Opens New Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Site

Thursday, January 13, 2022 | 

County Opens New Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Site

 

Continuing its commitment to protecting the environment, Leon County opened a first-of-its-kind Household Hazardous Waste drop-off location at 1800 N. Blair Stone Rd. The new, centrally located site will supplement collections at established sites like the Solid Waste Facility (7550 Apalachee Pkwy) and the Ft. Braden, Woodville and Miccosukee Rural Waste Service Centers.

 

Citizens are encouraged to access the new site when staff is monitoring from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. As the first-of-its-kind, the site hours will be updated over time to reflect usage trends.

 

Household Hazardous Waste sites, including the new drop-off location, allow citizens to dispose of household objects that may become dangerous to the environment or humans when disposed of improperly. This includes items such as cooking oil, paints, household chemicals, lightbulbs, batteries and small electronics.  Visit LeonCountyFl.gov/HHW to find a full list of items that can be dropped off.

 

Last year alone, Leon County recycled over 600,000 pounds of potentially hazardous material collected from over 15,000 residents and small businesses. Compared to 2020, this was an 80% increase of hazardous waste material collected. The addition of a new drop-off will expand access and meet the rising community need for hazardous waste collection.

 

The addition of this new drop-off location reflects Leon County’s strategic priority to be a responsible steward of our environment. By expanding the availability of sites, these resources help safeguard our community’s precious natural resources.

 

Due to certain limitations of the new drop-off location, some items are currently not accepted. This includes flammables, appliances, tools, biohazardous waste or medical waste. For more information about what items are accepted and how to dispose of non-accepted items, citizens are encouraged to call 850-606-1803 or to go to LeonCountyFl.gov/HHW.

 

For more information, contact Mathieu Cavell, Community and Media Relations, at (850) 606-5300 / cmr@LeonCountyFL.gov. 

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