Hazardous Waste Programs
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. Click the link above to learn more!
Sharps or needles, when disposed of improperly, can create a serious health risk. Sharps can be contaminated with Hepatitis, HIV, AIDS, or other potentially fatal diseases. Disposing of needles in your household garbage is also a violation of State and Federal law. Click the link above for more information on the Sharps Program!
Hazardous waste is regulated by the federal government and can be found in Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulation CFR, Parts 260 to 271. The State of Florida has adopted by reference portions of the federal regulations into its Florida Administrative Code FAC Rule 62-730. The Florida Legislature recognized the need for local hazardous waste oversight, so in 1983 they established the Small Quantity Generator Program as described in Sections 403.7225 and 403.7234 of the Florida Statutes FS.