Help protect the environment and our health. Don't dispose of dangerous household chemicals in your garbage, down storm drains, into sinks, or by burying them. They pose a threat to Florida's drinking water.
Product labels can tip you off to a potential hazard. Look for any of these words: Pesticide, Warning, Caustic, Poison, Acid, Danger, or Flammable.
Household hazardous waste includes items like these:
- Paint and paint thinners
- Batteries (except alkaline/non-rechargeables)
- Fluorescent lightbulbs
- Cooking oil
- Motor oil
- Antifreeze and brake fluid
- Household cleaning fluids
- Pool chemicals
- Propane tanks
Electronic equipment can be recycled. An item is considered electronic waste if it contains a circuit board. Examples include:
- Cell phones
- Please note that rear-projection television sets cannot be recycled. You may dispose of rear-projection televisions at the curb as a large item pickup. Please refer to the Residential Curbside Collection Program page for more information.
- Fax machines
- CD players