Media Release

The Hippodrome Hosts Hazardous Waste Collection Event

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 4:00 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL – The Alachua County Environmental Protection Department’s Hazardous Waste Collection Center, in partnership with the Hippodrome Theater, is hosting a hazardous waste collection event on Wednesday, June 1, 2016. The event is in the parking lot across from the Hippodrome Theater (the corner of S.E. 2nd Place and S.E. 1st Street, Gainesville), from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The McGurn Investment Company has sponsored the event location.

The first 10 participants will receive free tickets to The Toxic Avenger, and any other participants will be able to purchase tickets for $10 for the first week of the show. The Toxic Avenger is a love story, and musical comedy set in a toxic waste dump off the New Jersey Turnpike. The opening date is June 3. Regular admission tickets are available for $18 (for those who do not participate in the event).

Accepted household hazardous waste materials include, but are not limited to:

  • Household chemicals
  • Automotive fluids and batteries
  • Paints
  • Pesticides and corrosive chemicals
  • Solvents
  • Old medicines/pharmaceuticals
  • Electronic scrap including TVs, monitors, computers
  • Fluorescent and other mercury-containing bulbs

For a complete list of accepted items visit the Alachua County Household Hazardous Waste Center’s website.

For more information about the The Toxic Avenger, visit the Hippodrome Theater’s website.

For more information, contact the Alachua County Household Hazardous Waste Center at 352-334-0440.


  • 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).