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Hazardous Material


When: February 4, 2023 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Where: Lakeland Solid Waste Parking Lot 605 Evelyn Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33801

Chemicals

The list below provides examples of accepted chemicals.

  • Automotive fluids, motor oil
  • Batteries (household or auto)
  • Cleaners
  • Cooking oil
  • Fertilizers
  • Fluorescent bulbs and other mercury-containing devices
  • Fuels (Kerosene, gasoline)
  • Fungicides
  • Herbicides
  • Insecticides
  • Paint (latex, oil)
  • Paint thinner
  • Paint remover
  • Pesticides
  • Pool chemicals
  • Propane tanks
  • Solvents
  • Wood preservatives

Electronics

Limit up to five per household

  • TVs, VCRs, CDs, DVDs or Blu-ray players
  • Digital cameras, video cameras (camcorders)
  • Cell phones, smartphones, MP3 players, iPods
  • Computers and/or peripherals
  • Fax machines
  • Printers, copiers, printer or toner cartridges
  • GPS, marine depth finders
  • Radios, stereo equipment
  • Telephones
  • Video game players

Household hazardous waste should NOT be placed in your green or blue containers.

The City of Lakeland hosts an annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day. For more information about this event, please call the Solid Waste Office at (863) 834-8773.

 

 


Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events       

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.

Visit the Polk County Hazardous Waste Collection Website

 


Used Electronics & Appliance Recycling

Best Buy Stores accepts E-waste (used electronics and appliances) as part of their national recycling program.

Visit Best Buy's E-waste Recycling Program Website


Automobile Batteries

Residents should also check with their local automotive part stores for disposal of automobile batteries.


Used Oil

Do not mix oil with anti-freeze, gas or any other product.

Residents can check with their local automobile service centers for disposal of used oil. You can call these local stores:

  • O'Reilly Auto Parts
  • Discount Auto
  • Pep Boys
  • Auto Zone

Anti-Freeze

Do not mix anti-freeze, gas or any other product.


Automobile Tires

Residential customers can place 4 automotive tires, per calendar year, at the curb for collection at no charge. Tires are also collected during the Hazardous Waste Collection event for free.  


Scrap Metal, Copper & Aluminum

Residents should contact their local metal dealers in their area for hours, current selling prices and times for drop-offs.