Hazardous Waste

Hazardous Waste

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Our household hazardous waste program accepts household waste collected within the county. An amnesty day is instituted to accept these items on Wednesday of each week at no charge to the public (household only - no commercial operations). Hours of operation are from 8:00 a.m. to Noon.

Listed are the most common Household Hazardous Waste Items in alphabetical order.

Antifreeze
Automotive Body Filler
Batteries - NiCad (rechargeable)
Brake Fluid
Diesel Fuel
Drain Openers with Acid
Engine Cleaners
Flea Powder
Fluorescent Light Bulbs
Fungicides
Furniture Polish with Solvents
Gasoline
Gun Cleaners
Herbicides
Insecticides
Lighter Fluid
Mercury Switches (found in thermostats)
Mercury Thermometers
Mineral Spirits
Paint (oil based)
Paint Thinners
Pesticides
Photo Chemicals
Pool Chemicals 
Rug Cleaners with Solvents
Spot Removers
Weed Killers

A waste is hazardous if it exhibits any of these four characteristics:

1. Flammability or Ignitability:
Ignitable waste can create fires under certain conditions. Examples include liquids, such as solvents that readily catch fire, and friction-sensitive substances.

Examples:

lighter fluids
propane cylinders
paint thinner
used motor oil
turpentine
polish
adhesives
oil-based paints
certain degreasers

2. Corrosivity:
Waste is considered corrosive if it is capable of corroding metals or has a very high or low pH.

Examples:

acids and caustics
pool chemicals
strong chemicals
battery acid
bleach
rust removers

3. Reactivity:
Waste is considered reactive if it is unstable and explodes or produces toxic fumes, gases, and vapors when mixed with water or under other conditions such as heat or pressure. Examples are certain cyanides or sulfide-bearing wastes.

Examples:

cyanides
pool chlorine
strong fertilizers

4. Toxicity:
Waste is considered toxic if it is harmful or fatal when ingested or absorbed, or it leaches toxic chemicals into the soil or ground water when disposed of on land.

Examples:

rat poison
weed killers
antifreeze

Items not accepted for disposal.

Business Waste
Bio-Hazardous Waste
Radioactive Materials
Explosives
Contact Information
Benny Jerrels, Director

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1734
Bronson, FL 32621

Street Address:
12051 NE 69th Lane
Williston, FL 32696

Admin Office: (352) 486-3300
Fax: (352) 486-3302
Email: SolidWaste@LevyCounty.org 

Main Office Hours: 7:00 a.m to 3:30 p.m.

Household Hazardous Waste: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Wednesdays