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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.

New and Upcoming Changes in the Household Hazardous Waste Program:

  • 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.

Money 4 Mercury
The gift card exchange program ended on June 20, 2015.  However, residents are still encouraged to bring their mercury-containing devices to the regularly scheduled Household Hazardous Waste Collection centers along with other household hazardous waste.Click here for more information.

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 (20 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.

Electronics Accepted
Electronics are now only accepted at the Community Collection Centers.

Electronic equipment many contain lead, mercury and other toxic materials if it contains a digital display or circuit board. The following are examples of accepted materials (Limit 5 per month):

  • Computers and components
  • Copiers
  • Fax machines
  • Laptop computers
  • Monitors
  • Printers
  • Radios
  • Scanners
  • Stereo component
  • Telephones / cell phones
  • Televisions
  • VCR / DVD players

Five intact electronic items are accepted along with ancillary equipment such as keyboards and routers. The items must not be stripped or missing their housing as the sharp edges and exposed components can cause injuries.
Please note that small bathroom and kitchen appliances such as toasters, crock pots, electric skillets, blenders, hairdryers and curling irons should be discarded in your regular trash.  Microwave ovens should be recycled as scrap metal at any Community Collection Center.

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