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Household Hazardous Waste

       The Solid Waste Division’s Curbside Collection service does not pick up hazardous waste. Improper disposal of household hazardous waste can cause problems for the entire community. Collectively, these materials can contaminate our water supply and the air we breathe if they’re not disposed of safely.                                                                                                                                                                                

E-scrap (electronic waste) collection has been implemented at curbside inside the city limits of Gainesville.  The procedure will be the same as white goods by calling 334-2330 to schedule for a Friday pick-up.  For a list of acceptable e-scrap as well as on-line scheduling click here

If you do not have curbside service you may take your e-scrap to the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center or any of the Alachua County Rural Collection Centers.  See below

All unused household hazardous waste may be taken to:

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center
5125 NE 63rd Ave
7:00 am – 5:00 pm M-F
8:00 am – Noon Sat.
Printer cartridges should not be thrown away. 
Return cartridges to the store they were purchased from for recycling.
Most cartridge packaging comes with a postage paid self-addressed label to return them to the manufacturer.
Take used cartridges to the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center.

For other bio-hazardous waste such as syringes contact:

Alachua County Environmental Protection

Old paint, used oil (up to 5 gal.), oil filters, batteries, aerosol cans (partially full) and fluorescent lamps will be accepted for recycling or proper disposal at:



Check out the A-Z Recycling Source for a more detailed list of hazardous waste.  

 Last Update:  5/9/12