Skip Navigation

EIP Notice: Flood Warning issued December 2 at 8:51PM EST until December 8 at 1:00AM EST by NWS Tallahassee FL... More »

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

Learn about our new Hazardous Waste Drop-Off location that accepts limited items for your convenience! 

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.



spray can icon

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

spray can icon

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

spray can icon

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

spray can icon

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.

spray can icon

Alkaline, rechargeable, watch, and car batteries.



spray can icon


spray can icon

Medical Waste and Prescription Drugs

spray can icon

Radioactive Waste

spray can icon

Compressed Gas Cylinders


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

Learn more about the Renew Center

Renew Center Leon County Center Shop

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 for use, so neither is available to the public for use.  

To sign up for e-mail notifications of these events and other Leon County news, visit:

Back to Solid Waste Home Page