Hazardous Waste

Hazardous Waste


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). The hours of operation are from 8:00 a.m. to Noon.

Most Common Household Hazardous Waste Items:

  • 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

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.  Some other examples are 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 include acids and caustics, pool chemicals, strong chemicals, battery acid, bleach, and 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.  Some other examples are cyanides, pool chlorine, and 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 groundwater when disposed of on land.  Some examples are rat poison, weed killers, and 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