Hazardous Waste Collection

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Alachua County Hazardous Waste Collection Program

The 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;
    • Old medicines/pharmaceuticals;
    • Electronic scrap including TVs, monitors, computers;
    • Fluorescent and other mercury containing bulbs;
    • Many other hazardous wastes and special services

See specific Hazardous Waste Information and Special Services for more information.

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 informationLocated at 5125 NE 63rd Ave., Gainesville, Leveda Brown Environmental Park and Transfer Station

Five Rural Collection Centers also accept certain types of hazardous wastes.   Locations of Collection Centers are shown below.

Alternative Local Options -- Several local businesses also provide convenient recycling options for their customers for limited types of wastes such as compact fluorescent lamps, batteries, used motor oil and pharmaceuticals. Call 352-334-0440 for more information about these options.

Small Businesses -- The Hazardous Waste Collection Program also offers a fee based disposal service for hazardous wastes from small businesses.  Click here for more information.

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Alachua County Hazardous Waste Collection Facility Generates Solar Power!

Click and read about the new 11 Kilowatt Solar Photovolatic System at Alachua County's Hazardous Waste Collection Center

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