Collection Centers

Map Location of Collection Centers
Map Location of Collection Centers

The Alachua County Hazardous Waste Collection Center (HWCC) and the five Rural Collection Centers are located at indicated map locations.  Street Addresses are indicated below.

Locations and Hours of Operation of Collection Centers
Locations and Hours of Operation of Collection Centers

The Alachua County Hazardous Waste Collection Center (HHWCC) is located at 5125 NE 63rd Ave. next to the Leveda Brown Environmental Park and Transfer Station (2 Miles North of the Gainesville Airport off Waldo Rd North of the Airport -- follow the signs)

HHWCC Hours of Operation

•Monday - Friday from 7:00am - 5:00pm
•Saturday from 8:00am - noon.
•Phone #: (352) 334-0440

Rural Collection Centers

Archer Rural Collection Center
19401 SW Archer Road  (2 miles west of Archer on SR 24)
Archer, FL 32618

Alachua-High Springs Solid Waste Collection Center
16929 NW US HWY 441 (Midway between Alachua and High Springs on US 441.)
High Springs, FL 32643

Fairbanks Solid Waste Collection Center
9920 NE Waldo Road  (6 miles north of Gainesville on SR 24)
Gainesville, FL 32609

North Central Solid Waste Collection Center
10714 N SR 121 (2.5 miles north of US 441)
Gainesville, FL 32653

Phifer Solid Waste Collection Center
11700 SE Hawthorne Road (6 miles east of Gainesville on SR 20)
Hawthorne, FL 32640

When you arrive at a Rural Collection Center, ask the attendant to direct you to the proper receptacle. The Rural Collection Centers will not accept more than five gallons of waste oil per person. Ask your neighborhood automotive service center if they will accept your used oil for recycling. Keep rainwater and leaves from accumulating in the used oil storage container.

Rural Collection Center Hours of Operation

•Monday & Tuesday: 7:30 am-5:30 pm
•Wednesday & Thursday: CLOSED
•Friday & Saturday: 7:30am-5:30pm
•Sunday: CLOSED

Materials Accepted
Materials Accepted

Materials accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center, at Leveda Brown Environmental Park and Transfer Station, 5125 NE 63rd Ave., Gainesville, FL. include:

  • Poisons
  • Flammable Liquids
  • Corrosives
  • Used Motor Oil and Filters 
  • Brake Fluid, Transmission Fluid
  • Automotive Batteries
  • Antifreeze
  • Stale Gas 
  • Paints and Other Surface Coatings 
  • Aerosol Containers
  • Dry Cell Batteries
  • Fluorescent Lamps
  • End of Life Electronics (E-Scrap or E-Waste)
  • Un-repairable or obsolete TV's, computers, computer monitors, stereo equipment, VCR's.
  • Propane tanks
  • Flares and Ammunition
  • Unused medicines/pharmaceuticals
Medical Sharps will be accepted on behalf of the Alachua County Public Health Unit, but must be brought in approved Sharps containers.


Materials accepted at the Rural Collection Centers, include only the following:    

  • Automotive Fluids
  • Automotive Batteries
  • Dry Cell/Button Batteries (all types)
  • Latex and Oil based Paint
  • Used Oil Filters
  • Fluorescent Tubes
  • Used Motor Oil (5 gal. limit per person)
  • Electronics (computers, TVs, consumer electronics)
  • Aerosol cans


Collection Centers DO NOT ACCEPT the following materials:

  • Radioactive materials
  • Infectious or biological wastes
  • Asbestos, and asbestos containing materials
  • Pressurized gas cylinders (except Propane Tanks)
  • Pyrophorics
  • Explosives
  • Narcotics and Controlled Substances