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The Alachua County Environmental Protection Department provides County residents a convenient, environmentally friendly and FREE of CHARGE service for the disposal and recycling of household hazardous wastes including:

  • Household Chemicals
  • Automotive fluids and batteries
  • Paints
  • Pesticides and corrosive chemicals
  • Solvents
  • Unwanted medicines/pharmaceuticals
  • Old electronic equipment, TVs, monitors, computers
  • Fluorescent and other mercury contamining bulbs
  • Many other hazardous products  

The Alachua  County Hazardous Waste Collection Center (HWCC) is open year-round, six days a week to the public.   Call 352-334-0440 for more information.

  Learn more about our service and the types of hazardous wastes accepted at our Collection Centers. 

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Location -- Hazardous Waste Collection Center

The HHWCC is Located at 5125 NE 63rd Ave. next to the Leveda Brown Environmental Park and Transfer Station (2 Miles North of the Gainesville Airport off Waldo Rd North of the Airport -- follow the signs)


See Map of Location


Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday from 7:00am - 5:00pm 

 Saturday from 8:00am - noon. 


Phone #: (352) 334-0440

Location -- Rural Collection Centers

These centers are open four days per week for the following household hazardous wastes: auto and dry cell batteries, oil and latex paint, aerosol cans, fluorescent lamps, electronic equipment such as computers and TVs, and used oil and oil filters.


 Click here to learn more and find a location near you.

Hours of Operation

  • Monday & Tuesday: 7:30 am-5:30 pm
  • Wednesday & Thursday: CLOSED
  • Friday & Saturday: 7:30am-5:30pm
  • Sunday: CLOSED

Program Facts Since 10/1999

  • 280,000 gallons of latex paint have been recycled
  • 258,000 pounds of chemicals have been safety disposal
  • 655,000 pounds of flammables have been used for energy recovery
  • 305,000 customers have been served

More Facts
Hazardous Waste Processed FY12 By Category

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