Hazardous waste materials exhibit one or more characteristics of ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity or toxicity that make them dangerous. Paint products, pool chemicals, household cleaners and pesticides are typical examples. When disposed of in the municipal solid waste stream or the municipal stormwater system, these materials have the potential of contaminating our surface or ground waters. The Florida Legislature initiated the Hazardous Waste Collection Center Grant Program to encourage the establishment of a statewide network of local hazardous waste collection centers. These facilities are intended to provide free collections of non-regulated hazardous waste from households and to provide short-term storage of potentially hazardous waste generated by small businesses. Household hazardous wastes cannot be collected curbside. Duval County Residents may take items to the county's Household Hazardous Waste Facility at 2675 Commonwealth Ave. Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. The facility is closed on Sunday.
Types of Household Hazardous Waste:
For more information call (904) 387-8847. To report illegal dumping of household hazardous waste, please call (904) 665-8025 or (904) 270-2400 ext. 31. Please note that these items are collected only from Duval County residences. To find out more information on household hazardous waste try downloading this EPA brochure: LINK.