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Hazardous Waste Center

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

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.

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).

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.

Businesses, Government Agencies, and Other Non-Household Groups


Learn more how businesses, government agencies and nonprofit organizations can properly dispose of hazardous waste here.

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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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