What is household hazardous waste & how do I dispose of it?

Many products we use in and  around our home and discard with our trash are similar to regulated hazardous  waste produced by business and industry. Products that are corrosive, such as  acids and alkalis, are flammable, reactive or toxic and are found in homes,  garages, and workshops or used in gardens. Some examples are:

* Pesticides, Herbicides, Fungicides & Insecticides
* Batteries, all types                                                                           
* Mothballs
* Liquid Paint & Thinners
* Furniture Strippers, Finishers, Polishes & Waxes
* Motor Oil, Brake & Transmission Fluid, Gasoline & Antifreeze
* Solvents & Degreasers
* Nail Polish & Remover
* Oven & Drain Cleaners
* Metal Polish & Rust Removers
* Mildew Removers
* Swimming Pool Chemicals
* Cleansers: Upholstery/All Purpose, etc.
* Fluorescent Tubes (Containing Mercury)  
* Thermometers (Containing Mercury)
* Wood Preservatives

Residents may take these items to the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Centers on the following days:

- 1360 Forestry Division Road

7:30 am - 12:30 pm / 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
7:30 am - 12:30 pm
1st Saturday of each month: 8:00 am -12:00 pm

- 1381 Evercane Road

8:00 am - 12:00 pm
1st Saturday of each month: 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

No  waste may be dropped off unless a HHW attendant is present.

Hendry County does NOT accept business generated hazardous waste.  The following are examples of  companies that may be able to assist you with disposal of business generated hazardous waste:  

Safety Kleen Corp. (561) 736-1339
Crystal Clean (954) 785-2320

Toxic Waste Round Ups are held
  annually.  Assistance for businesses is available.

Call 863-675-5252 or 863-673-0508 for an appointment or for additional information.