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Household Hazardous Waste Collection Centers

Collection centers are open for Hillsborough County residential household customers only by showing a photo ID.  Commercial or excessive quantities of waste will not be accepted. Check Facility Locations and Hours for more information on what to bring and contact details.

Please note that for the safety of our employees and our residents, collection centers may close early due to inclement weather or in the event the facility reaches its storage capacity.

  • Household paint is now accepted at the Community Collection Centers 6 days a week in limited quantities.

  • Household electronics collections are now only accepted at the Community Collection Centers, which are open 6 days a week. Electronics are no longer accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste Saturday collections. This change is expected to reduce wait times at hazardous waste collection events. Read more about changes to the County's Household Hazardous Waste Program.

Temple Terrace and Tampa residents now have access to County Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Collection Sites

The County has partnered with the City of Temple Terrace and the City of Tampa to allow city residents to take advantage of the County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Program services.  Here’s what you need to know: 

  • You must present a driver’s license to access our collection sites;
  • Includes use of the three HHW collections held on select Saturdays of the month, and;
  • Includes use of the four Community Collection Centers (CCCs) for paint and electronics ONLY, Monday through Saturday.  Only residents that have the Solid Waste Assessment fee on their Property Tax bill may use the CCCs for disposal of other items.

Program guidelines for Temple Terrace and Tampa residents.

Money 4 Mercury

The Money 4 Mercury gift card exchange program ended on December 5, 2015, with over 276 mercury-containing devices collected since 2014.    However, residents are still encouraged to bring their mercury-containing devices, including thermometers and thermostats, to the regularly scheduled Household Hazardous Waste Collection Centers along with other household hazardous waste. 

Accepted Items
Materials accepted at the HHW Collection Centers include household products containing hazardous ingredients and are labeled with words such as poison, danger, toxic, flammable, corrosive and reactive. The following are examples of accepted materials:

  • Aerosols
  • Ammunition
  • Rechargeable Batteries (alkaline batteries can go in the trash)
  • Cleaners
  • Cooking oil
  • Diesel fuel
  • Fertilizers
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Fluorescent light bulbs (Limit 10)
  • Fuel oil
  • Gasoline / Gasoline cans
  • Herbicides
  • Insecticides 
  • Mercury thermostats
  • Motor oil
  • Paint (Limit 10 one-gallon and 5 five-gallon containers, must be sealed and not leaking)
  • Primer / Thinner / Stripper
  • Pool chemicals
  • Propane tanks (30 pounds or less. Limit 5.)
  • Varnish
Note: Containers must not exceed 10 gallons in size (multiple containers are accepted). Containers that are empty or have dried material may be discarded in the regular trash.

 Items Not Accepted
The following items are not accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Centers: