Hazardous Waste Collection

Alachua County Hazardous Waste Collection Program
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.

Location -- Hazardous Waste Collection Center
Location -- Hazardous Waste Collection Center

The Alachua County Hazardous Waste Collection Center (HHWCC) is located at 5125 NE 63rd Ave., Gainesville, Florida  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
Locations- Rural Collection Centers
Locations- Rural Collection Centers

​Rural Collection Centers

Alachua County collects the following recyclable hazardous waste at five rural solid waste collection facilities:
  • Automotive Fluids
  • Automotive Batteries
  • Dry Cell/Button Batteries (all types)
  • Latex and Oil based Paint
  • Used Oil Filters
  • Fluorescent Tubes
  • Used Motor Oil (5 gal. limit per person)
  • Electronics (computers, TVs, consumer electronics)
  • Aerosol cans
When you arrive at the collection center, ask the attendant to direct you to the proper receptacle. The collection centers will not accept more than five gallons of waste oil per person. Ask your neighborhood automotive service center if they will accept your used oil for recycling. Keep rainwater and leaves from accumulating in the used oil storage container.
Archer Rural Collection Center
19401 SW Archer Road  (2 miles west of Archer on SR 24)
Archer, FL 32618
Alachua-High Springs Solid Waste Collection Center
16929 NW US HWY 441 (Midway between Alachua and High Springs on US 441.)
High Springs, FL 32643
Fairbanks Solid Waste Collection Center
9920 NE Waldo Road  (6 miles north of Gainesville on SR 24)
Gainesville, FL 32609
North Central Solid Waste Collection Center
10714 N SR 121 (2.5 miles north of US 441)
Gainesville, FL 32653
Phifer Solid Waste Collection Center
11700 SE Hawthorne Road (6 miles east of Gainesville on SR 20)
Hawthorne, FL 32640

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

Special Collection Dates and Times
Special Collection Dates and Times

Toxic Round-Up Info 2021

Lafayette County:

WHEN: Saturday, February 6, 2021

TIME: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

WHERE: Mayo Community Center

176 SW Community Circle, Mayo, FL 32066

TIME: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

CONTACT: Scott Sadler-Lafayette Public Works

(386) 208-2795


Bradford County:

WHEN: Saturday, February 13, 2021

WHERE: Bradford County Courthouse Parking Lot

945 N. Temple Ave., Starke, FL 32091

TIME: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

CONTACT: Bennie Jackson-Bradford County Solid Waste

(904) 966-6212


Lydia Greene- New River Solid Waste Association 

(386) 431-1000


Baker County:

WHEN: Saturday, February 20, 2021

WHERE: Baker County Courthouse

55 N 3rd Street, Macclenny, Fl  32063

TIME: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

CONTACT: Robert Fletcher-Baker County Road Dept. 

(904) 275-2373


Lydia Greene- New River Solid Waste Association 

(386) 431-1000


Union County:

WHEN: Saturday, February 27, 2021

WHERE: Union County Road/ Solid Waste Department

(by RMC West Unit) 

15285 SW 84th Street, Lake Butler, Fl 32054

TIME: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

CONTACT: Kim Hayes-Union County Solid Waste

(386) 496-2180


Lydia Greene- New River Solid Waste Association 

(386) 431-1000


Gilchrist County:

WHEN: Saturday, March 27, 2021


Gilchrist County | City of Trenton Park Picnic Shelter

214 SE 3rd Avenue, Trenton, FL 32693

10:00 am – 2:00 pm


Solid Waste Transfer & Recycling Center

1659 NW 10th Street, Bell, FL 32693

TIME:9:00 am – 3:00 pm

CONTACT: Hayden Hale-Gilchrist County Solid Waste

(352) 463-3185


Dixie County:

WHEN: Saturday, March 6, 2021


Dixie County Courthouse Parking Lot

214 NE 351 Hwy, Cross City, FL 32628

10:00 am - 2:00pm


Dixie County Fire/Rescue Station

71 NE 84th Avenue, Old Town, FL 32680

TIME: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

CONTACT: Cheyenne Hutchinson, Dixie County Manager’s Office

(352) 498-1432


Columbia County:

WHEN: Saturday, April 10, 2021

WHERE: Columbia County Fairgrounds Parking Lot

164 SW Mary Ethyl Lane, Lake City, FL 32025

TIME: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

CONTACT: Ed Lontz-Columbia County Solid Waste

(386) 752-6050


Nassau County:

WHEN: Saturday, April 17, 2021

WHERE: The Convenience Recycling Center

46026 Landfill Road, Callahan, FL 32011

TIME: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

CONTACTS: Becky Diden-Nassau County Solid Waste

(904) 530-6700


Lynda Bell-Keep Nassau County Beautiful

(904) 261-0165