Household Hazardous Waste

Managing Your Household Hazardous Waste

toxic logoMany household items may be harmful to you, your family, animals, and the environment if disposed of improperly. Never put hazardous waste in your trash, leave curbside for collection or pour down the drain or storm sewer.

Landfilling the following materials is prohibited in the State of Florida:

  • Car batteries
  • Fluorescent bulbs
  • Liquid waste
  • Medical waste
  • Mercury
  • Motor oil
  • NiCad batteries
  • Tires
  • White goods (Appliances)
  • Yard waste

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal & Recycling Facilities

For proper disposal and recycling of household hazardous waste, residents in the City of Gainesville should take these materials to one of the Alachua County facilities that are equipped and trained to manage this type of material. For more information visit online at Alachua County’s Hazardous Waste Collection or call (352) 334-0440.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center

Rural Collection Centers

List of Accepted HHW Materials

Pharmaceutical Waste Collection Program