Household Hazardous Waste

Overview

Pasco County offers many environmental and hazardous waste programs for homeowners and businesses. Some of these programs have been ongoing for years and others are developed as new environmental issues come to light. All programs are oriented towards achieving one major goal: to protect human health and our environment. Several of these programs target human health and the environment directly while others reach this same goal indirectly.

Pasco County invests lots of time and energy educating our county residents, young and not so young alike, through the school system for youngsters and through workshops, associations and civic clubs for our adult population. The County provides speakers to lecture on a variety of subjects and can accommodate residents interested in touring some of our facilities.

Mission

Hazardous Waste is a component of the integrated and comprehensive solid waste management system for the citizens of Pasco County.

Our goals are:

To address hazardous waste levels generated in order that residents and small businesses of Pasco County may dispose of hazardous waste in an environmentally-safe manner and remove such materials from the municipal solid waste stream.

To apply industry-acceptable methods of preventing marketable raw materials from entering the waste stream.

 In addition to our formal programs, County staff participates in numerous public events including Earth Day, the County Fair, Coastal Cleanup, Health and Safety Expos, planned days, Emergency Managements events and other public activities.

For more information please call: 727-847-2411 ext. 2046.

 

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center Locations:

West Pasco Resource Recovery Facility
14606 Hays Road, Spring Hill
East Pasco Transfer Station
9626 Handcart Road, Dade CIty

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center Locations are available to Pasco County residents, no commercial waste accepted. Please visit our Business SOG Program page if you have commercial waste.

Computer Monitor, Tower, or Laptop
$5
Propane Tank - 20lbs
$5
TV - up to 35"
$5
TV - 36" and up, Projection, or Console
$10
Gasoline - Daily Limit is 5 gallons
Free
Gasoline - Over 5 gallons in one day
$2.55 per gallon
Latex Paint - Daily limit of 20 gallons
Free
Latex Paint - Over 20 gallons in one day
Must be approved and is subject to current tipping fee

We do not accept:

  • Prescription medication
  • Sharps
  • Ammunition
  • Biomedical Waste
  • Explosives
  • Fireworks
  • Acetylene Gas Cylinders
  • Radioactive Materials
  • Business Waste
  • Drums of any size


What We Accept At Our Collection Centers

  1. Used motor oil, transmission fluid, power steering disposal
  2. Used Oil Collection Centers
  3. Cooking Oil
  4. Antifreeze Disposal
  5. Gasoline
  6. Fluorescent Lamps
  7. Household Chemicals
  8. Lead Acid Batteries
  9. Household Batteries
  10. Paint Recycling
  • Prefer to change the motor oil or transmission fluid in your vehicle yourself? Help keep our environment free from oil contamination by bringing it to one of our self-service drop off locations free of charge.
  • Drop off services are for residential waste only at a 5 gallon per day limit. Oil is only accepted if in a container no larger than 5 gallons. 
  • It is illegal to dump motor oil in the trash, on the ground, in sewer systems, septic tanks, or any surface water. Most of our drinking water comes from the Florida Aquifer and one of the major threats to our shallow aquifer is from illegal dumping of used oil.

Electronic Equipment Recycling

  1. Overview
  2. Electronic Recycling Fees
  • Computerscell phones and other electronic equipment contain useful recyclable materials, as well as elements that are hazardous and must not be landfilled or incinerated. Of the materials that can be put to good use after recovery are plastics, non-precious metals (i.e. steel, aluminum, and copper), wood, glass, and precious metals (i.e. gold). However, electronic equipment also often contains lead, cadmium, chromium, and occasionally mercury, all of which can adversely affect human health and the environment if not managed properly.
  • For example, tube style TVs and computer monitors make up the bulk of the electronic waste stream. Both are very problematic. The basic unit of TVs and monitors is called a Cathode Ray Tube (CRT). CRT units consist of several sections, each of which contains a certain percentage of lead. The staff of Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) estimated a total of 6,738 pounds of lead enters Florida’s solid waste stream annually, 41.9% of which was attributed to monitors and TV tubes.
  • All electronic items and devices accepted. Please refer to the table for chargeable items.


Sharps Exchange Program

  1. What Is It?
  2. How Does the Program Work?
  3. Sharps Exchange Locations
  • The Pasco County Sharps Exchange Program provides residents with a way to safely dispose of their needles, syringes, tubes and lancets for no charge while also receiving a new sharps container for free. 
  • Improper disposal of sharps can lead to them entering the sanitary sewer, waterways, our environment or solid waste stream which endangers the safety and health of our citizens and sanitation workers.

Unwanted Prescription Medication

  1. Overview
  2. Pasco Sheriff's Office Medication Take-Back Locations
  3. 7 Steps to Safely Dispose of Medication at Home
  • Expired or unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications should never be disposed of by flushing them down the toilet or drain. Although this method of disposal prevents accidental ingestion, it can cause contamination to Florida's aquatic environment because wastewater treatment systems are not designed to remove many of these medications.
  • Over-the-counter medications can be disposed of with your residential trash.
  • In conjunction with the Pasco County Sheriff’s Department, New Port Richey Police Department, Dade City Police Department, Pasco Detention Facility, and Pasco County ASAP you can safely dispose of unused/unwanted prescription medication in secure drop boxes. *Liquid medication is not accepted.

For recommended disposal methods and sites to drop off unwanted medications, please download our medication disposal and inventory chart

For additional information on medication disposal, please visit the Pasco ASAP Website.



Pasco Medication Disposal