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Need to get rid of hazardous waste from your house?

City to host 5 more events around town to collect hazardous waste, e-waste

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The city of Jacksonville will have five more hazardous waste and electronic waste collection events between now and July.

Household hazardous wastes cannot be collected curbside with regular trash. But residents can bring such items to one of the scheduled mobile collection events, which will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at different locations around the city.

The upcoming events are:

April 22 – Drew Park at 6621 Barnes Road South
May 13 – Jacksonville Beach Public Works Department at 1460 Shetter Ave., Jacksonville Beach
May 20 – Lonnie Miller Park at 7689 Price Lane
June 10 – Ed Austin Regional Park at 3450 Monument Road
June 24 – 9A Baymeadows Regional Park at 8000 Baymeadows Road East

Hazardous waste items can also be taken to the Household Hazardous Waste Facility at 2675 Commonwealth Ave.

The HHW Facility is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Types of waste that can be brought to one of the mobile events or to the HHW Facility include: 

  • Paint
  • Paint thinners and paint strippers
  • Rechargeable batteries
  • Photographic chemicals
  • Thermometers and thermostats
  • Drain cleaners
  • Pool chemicals
  • Aerosol cans
  • Pesticides
  • Antifreeze
  • Fertilizer
  • Acids
  • Gun powder
  • Ammunition and fireworks
  • Fluorescent bulbs and tubes, including CFL light bulbs
  • 20-pound propane cylinders

Limits for disposing of paint or motor oil are 27 gallons of paint and/or 27 gallons of motor oil in a 30-day period per Duval County resident.

Residents are also encouraged to use a mobile collection or the HHW Facility for the recycling of electronic wastes.

Types of electronic waste which may be brought to one of the mobile events or to the HHW Facility include:

  • Televisions*
  • Computer monitors*
  • Computer terminals
  • CPUs
  • Keyboards
  • Printers
  • Scanners
  • Stereo equipment
  • Radios
  • VCRs
  • DVDs
  • Camcorders
  • Desk and mobile phones
  • Pagers
  • Power tools
  • Small kitchen appliances (i.e. microwaves, toaster ovens)
  • Health and beauty appliances

(*There is a limit of 3 Cathode Ray Tubes and televisions per customer.)

These items will be collected as part of normal garbage collection service if left at the curb. However, once these items enter the waste stream with normal garbage they cannot be recycled and are disposed of in the landfill.

These items are only collected from residences. Businesses should check for available recycling centers to arrange for the recycling and/or disposal of any e-wastes.

For more information on the HHW Facility, call 904-387-8847.

For more information or to arrange for special handling of unusual waste material, call 904- 630-CITY. 

For information on fees for waste disposal for non-Duval County residents, go to http://www.coj.net.