Hazardous Waste

Solid Waste


Hazardous Waste

Levy County's 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. The hours of operation are from 8:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. on Wednesday's. 

Most Common Household Hazardous Waste Items:
Automotive Body Filler
Batteries - NiCad (rechargeable)
Brake Fluid
Diesel Fuel
Drain Openers with Acid
Engine Cleaners
Flea Powder
Fluorescent Light Bulbs
Furniture Polish with Solvents
Gun Cleaners
Lighter Fluid
Mercury Switches (found in thermostats)
Mercury Thermometers
Mineral Spirits
Paint (oil-based)
Paint Thinners
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, and 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