Need to get rid of hazardous waste, e-waste from your home? Here’s what to do

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – You’re not supposed to toss hazardous waste in with the weekly garbage, so how do you get rid of it safely?

Jacksonville has a hazardous waste facility at 2675 Commonwealth Avenue that’s open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.

It disposes of hazardous waste, appliances, and large electronics. But not everyone can make it down to the facility.

So the city is hosting 12 mobile collection events at locations around Jacksonville this year. The first will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 9 at 9A/Baymeadows Regional Park at 8000 Baymeadows Road East.

For a full list of the other mobile collection dates and locations, click here.

Types of hazardous household waste that may be brought to the city’s facility or mobile collection events include:

  • Pesticides, pool chemicals, or any other type of chemicals or acids
  • Car parts, scrap metal, antifreeze, motor oil or used oil filters
  • Gas, propane, kerosene or diesel fuel/tanks
  • Fireworks, flares, fire extinguishers, gun powder or ammunition
  • Drain cleaners, paint, varnish, shellac, thinners or strippers
  • Thermometers or thermostats
  • Car batteries or rechargable batteries
  • Photographic chemicals
  • Fertilizer
  • Aerosol cans
  • Fluorescent or Compact Flourescent (CFL) lights/tubes/bulbs
  • Disposing paint/motor oil limits are 27 gallons of paint and/or 27 gallons of motor oil in a 30 day period per Duval County Resident.

E-Waste

  • Residents are encouraged to use a mobile collection event or the Household Hazardous Waste Facility for the recycling of electronic waste.

Types of e-waste which may be brought to the HHW Facility or mobile collection events 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

These e-waste 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, click here.

To request collection service or report a problem with collection, please call (904) 630-CITY (2489) or visit the MyJax online customer service website at myjax.custhelp.com.


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