Hazardous Waste Collection

Alachua County Hazardous Waste Collection Program
Alachua County Hazardous Waste Collection Program

The Environmental Protection Department provides County residents a convenient, environmentally friendly and FREE of CHARGE service for the disposal and recycling of household hazardous wastes including:

    • Household chemicals;
    • Automotive fluids and batteries;
    • Paints;
    • Pesticides and corrosive chemicals;
    • Solvents;
    • Old medicines/pharmaceuticals;
    • Electronic scrap including TVs, monitors, computers;
    • Fluorescent and other mercury containing bulbs;
    • Many other hazardous wastes and special services

See specific Hazardous Waste Information and Special Services for more information.

The Alachua  County Hazardous Waste Collection Center (HWCC) is open year-round, six days a week to the public. Call 352-334-0440 for more informationLocated at 5125 NE 63rd Ave., Gainesville, Leveda Brown Environmental Park and Transfer Station

Five Rural Collection Centers also accept certain types of hazardous wastes.   Locations of Collection Centers are shown below.

Alternative Local Options -- Several local businesses also provide convenient recycling options for their customers for limited types of wastes such as compact fluorescent lamps, batteries, used motor oil and pharmaceuticals. Call 352-334-0440 for more information about these options.

Small Businesses -- The Hazardous Waste Collection Program also offers a fee based disposal service for hazardous wastes from small businesses.  Click here for more information.

Location -- Hazardous Waste Collection Center
Location -- Hazardous Waste Collection Center

The Alachua County Hazardous Waste Collection Center (HHWCC) is located at 5125 NE 63rd Ave., Gainesville, Florida  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)

See Map of Location

Hours of Operation

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

​Rural Collection Centers

Alachua County collects the following recyclable hazardous waste at five rural solid waste collection facilities:
  • 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
When you arrive at the collection center, ask the attendant to direct you to the proper receptacle. The 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.
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

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

Special Collection Dates and Times
Special Collection Dates and Times

Lafayette County:

WHEN: Saturday, February 8, 2020
TIME: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
WHERE: Mayo Community Center
176 SW Community Circle, Mayo, FL 32066
TIME: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
CONTACT: Scott Sadler-Lafayette Public Works
(386) 208-2795

Bradford County:
WHEN: Saturday, February 15, 2020
WHERE: Bradford County Courthouse Parking Lot
945 N. Temple Ave., Starke, FL 32091
TIME: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
CONTACT: Bennie Jackson-Bradford County Solid Waste
(904) 966-6212

Baker County:
WHEN: Saturday, February 22, 2020
WHERE: Baker County Courthouse
55 N 3rd Street, Macclenny, Fl 32063
TIME: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
CONTACT: Robert Fletcher-Baker County Road Dept.
(904) 275-2373

Union County:
WHEN: Saturday, February 29, 2020
WHERE: Union County Road/ Solid Waste Department
(by RMC West Unit)
15285 SW 84th Street, Lake Butler, Fl 32054
TIME: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
CONTACT: Kim Hayes-Union County Solid Waste
(386) 496-2180
Lydia Greene- New River Solid Waste Association
(386) 431-1000

Gilchrist County:
WHEN: March 7, 2020
Gilchrist County | City of Trenton Park Picnic Shelter
214 SE 3rd Avenue, Trenton, FL 32693
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Solid Waste Transfer & Recycling Center
1659 NW 10th Street, Bell, FL 32619
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
CONTACT: Faye Harding - Gilchrist County Solid Waste
(352) 463-3185

Dixie County:
WHEN: Saturday, March 21, 2020
Dixie County Courthouse Parking Lot
214 NE 351 Hwy, Cross City, FL 32628
10:00 am - 2:00pm
Dixie County Fire/Rescue Station
71 NE 84th Avenue, Old Town, FL 32680
9:00am - 3:00 pm
CONTACT: Cheyene Stemple - Dixie County Solid Waste
(352) 498-1426

Nassau County:
WHEN:  Saturday, April 18, 2020
CONTACTS: Becky Diden-Nassau County Solid Waste
(904) 530-6700
Lynda Bell-Keep Nassau County Beautiful
(904) 261-0165

Columbia County:
WHEN: Saturday, April 4, 2020
WHERE: Columbia County Fairgrounds Parking Lot
164 SW Mary Ethyl Lane, Lake City, FL 32025
TIME: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
CONTACT: Ed Lontz-Columbia County Solid Waste
(386) 752-6050