Household Chemical Disposal
Many products containing hazardous components are found around the home. Household products include paints, stains, varnishes, cleaners, solvents, batteries, motor oil and pesticides. These products contain chemicals that are poisonous, corrosive or flammable. All can have an adverse effect on the environment if not disposed of properly.
Residents can bring household chemicals to the Bass Road Landfill drop-off at 750 S. Bass Road. The hours of operation are Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. (last load accepted at 2:45 p.m.). This location is closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
For residents in the St. Cloud area, a drop-off is conveniently located at the St. Cloud Transfer Station at 2701 Peghorn Way. The hours of operation are Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Saturday from 7 a.m. - noon. This location is closed Sundays.
These facilities are operated and maintained by the County to provide for the proper processing and disposal of these chemicals.
Guidelines For Proper Disposal
The following guidelines are applicable to our drop-off locations as well as our Amnesty Days.
Please note that WE DO NOT ACCEPT BUSINESS OR COMMERCIAL WASTE.
55 gallon drums WILL NOT be accepted.
- Hazardous waste materials must be in five gallon containers or smaller.
- If possible, bring materials in original containers with labels intact.
- Please identify materials. If you are not sure what it is, please label "unknown".
- If containers are leaking, pack them into a larger container and use an absorbent material ie: cat litter to soak up the leaks.
- When transporting to facility, please remember to place containers/materials in trunk or away from driver and passengers.
Disposal Tip: Never mix different or unknown materials together!
Residents may bring the following materials from home:
- Automotive: Antifreeze, solvents, batteries, oil, brake fluid, transmission fluid
- Paint: Spray paint, paint cans, paint thinners, wood preservatives.
- Gardening: Pesticides, insect sprays or dust, weed killer, poison or insecticides.
- Cleaning: Drain cleaner, degreasers, oven cleaners, moth balls, spot removers, polishes/wax, and pool chemicals.
- *Electronics: Old computers, monitors, televisions with tubes/flatscreens, cell phones, VCRs, detectors(i.e. Smoke, Carbon Monoxide, Radon ).
*NOTE: PROJECTION SCREEN T.V.'s are not accepted at electronic recycling facilities. Residents in unincorporated Osceola County ONLY can place their projection tv's by the curb on garbage day to be collected at no charge as a bulk item." City residents should check with their city solid waste departments.