Household Hazardous Waste should not be placed in your regular refuse containers or your blue recycling container. The City of Lakeland hosts an annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day. For more information about the spring event, please call the Solid Waste Office at (863) 834-8773.
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Sites
The Solid Waste Management/Recycling Division establishes locations where City of Lakeland residents can deposit Household Hazardous Waste.
All information is subject to change. Call beforehand to make sure the business is continuing to accept the items.
Hazardous Waste Center at the Landfill will accept automobile batteries, visit their website for more information, http://www.polk-county.net/wrm.aspx.
Residents should also check with their local automotive part stores for disposal of automobile batteries.
(Do not mix oil with anti-freeze, gas or any other product.)
Hazardous Waste Center at the Landfill will accept used oil, visit their website for more information, http://www.polk-county.net/wrm.aspx.
Residents can check with their local automobile service centers for disposal of used oil. You can call these local stores:
Sears Automotive Centers
(Do not mix anti-freeze, gas or any other product.)
Hazardous Waste Center at the Landfill will accept anti-freeze, http://www.polk-county.net/wrm.aspx
Within City Limits - City of Lakeland will pickup no more than 4 automobile tires per garbage pickup, per week at no additional cost to the customer.
Unincorporated Areas - Polk County Waste Resource Management information is available at their website, http://www.polk-county.net/wrm.aspx.
Scrap Metal, Copper and Aluminum
Residents should contact their local metal dealers in their area for hours, current selling prices and times for drop-offs.
Other Recycling Options
For more information about Household Hazardous Waste, visit the United States Environmental Recycling webpage: earth911.com