Discarding Household Paint & Electronics

Five intact household electronic items are accepted along with ancillary equipment such as keyboards and routers each month. The items must not be stripped or missing their housing as the sharp edges and exposed components can cause injuries. 

You can take paint and electronics, with the exception of the items listed as not accepted, to eligible Community Collection Centers (CCC) during normal operating times. You can also take them to the Household Hazardous Waste collection sites, which are operated at various locations, one Saturday per month.

Types of Items accepted at eligible facilities*

  • Paint – Latex & Oil based Paint/Stain/Varnish
    • Limit: 10 one-gallon containers and 5 five-gallon containers; must be sealed and not leaking
  • Computers and components
  • Computer Backup Power Supply
  • Fax machines
  • Laptop computers
  • Monitors
  • Printers
  • Radios
  • Stereo components
  • Telephones/Cellphones
  • Televisions
  • VCR/DVD players

*This is not a complete list of what is accepted. Do not throw these items away in your curbside carts. Eligible facilities are listed below. If you have questions, call (813) 272-5680.

Items not accepted

  • Commercial waste
    • Download a list of disposal contractors that pickup hazardous waste, used oil, electronics and fluorescent lamps for disposal by commercial facilities
  • Spray aerosol cans be taken to a Household Hazardous Waste collection for disposal, but you can't take them to the eligible CCC facility

Where to take paint and electronics

** These facilities also serve as Household Hazardous Waste drop-off locations, available during one Saturday of the month. Download Household Hazardous Waste Program brochure 

What to bring

  • Photo ID
  • If you have any materials other than paint and/or electronics, you may also need a copy of your tax bill. either printed or on your smartphone or tablet