Media Release

Hazardous Waste Management Workshop

Friday, October 30, 2015 9:45 AM

hazardous waste stock imageALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Alachua County Environmental Protection Department and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection are providing a free workshop on how to comply with hazardous waste regulations and used oil storage requirements. The workshop is on Tuesday, November 3, 2015, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Gainesville Regional Utilities Eastside Operations Center (4747 North Main Street, Gainesville).

The workshop will cover topics that apply to most businesses that generate potentially hazardous waste.  Common regulated wastes include: used oil, used oil filters, corrosives, antifreeze, solvents, rags, paint wastes, lead-acid batteries, and spent fluorescent bulbs.

For more information or to register to the workshop, contact Gus Olmos at 352-264-6806 or


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).