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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
Felippe McElroy, Assistant 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

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