Find out what is household hazardous waste and where to discard it in Hillsborough County

What is household hazardous waste?

Household hazardous wastes (HHW) are products that contain ingredients that are toxic, flammable, corrosive, or reactive. These include pool chemicals, paint thinner, pesticides, fluorescent lamps, car batteries and other items listed on this website.

Types of Items accepted at eligible waste facilities*

  • Aerosols
  • Ammunition
  • Antifreeze/Engine coolant
  • Cleaning chemicals
  • Gasoline/Diesel fuel
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Flares & ammunition
  • Fluorescent light bulbs (Limit: Ten bulbs 4 feet and longer)
  • LED light bulbs
  • Mercury thermostats or thermometers
  • Motor oil/Cooking oil
  • Paint – latex & oil based paint/stain/varnish (Limit: 10 one-gallon containers and 5 five-gallon containers; must be sealed and not leaking)
  • Paint primer/thinner/stripper
  • Pesticides, herbicides, insecticides
  • Pool chemicals
  • Propane tanks (Limit: Five 30-lb tanks or less)
  • Various rechargeable and automotive type batteries, such as:
    • Auto & motorcycle batteries
    • Lawn mower batteries
    • Marine batteries
    • Rechargeable batteries (including Ni-Cd, Lithium/Lithium-Ion)

*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

The following items are not accepted at the HHW Collection Centers (click the links to find out disposal information):

To find out more about the county’s HHW program, download the brochure:

What to bring

For HHW materials you need to bring a photo ID. All County residents can use any of the HHW locations during the designated day and time for that location.

Last Modified: 6/12/2024, 11:56:29 AM

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