Hazardous Household Wastes (HHW) are various products that contain ingredients that are flammable, corrosive, combustible, toxic, and/or reactive. HHW items can be disposed of at Polk County's Household Hazardous Collection Facility at no additional fee.
These items should never be tossed in the trash or recycled:
Batteries (household, auto, marine)
Fluorescent bulbs and compact fluorescent bulbs
Gasoline, diesel, gas cylinders, etc.
Paint, thinners, and solvents
Pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizer
Used motor oil, hydraulic oil, etc.
E-waste (electronic waste) are computers, monitors, printers, TVs, VHS, DVD, BluRay players, cell phones, etc. Like HHW, these items should never be discarded for curbside pick-up. These items and those similar can be discarded at the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day or dropped off at Polk County's Household Hazardous Collection Facility.
Instead of throwing away your HHW items in your containers for curbside pick-up, these items, and others, may be disposed of at the Polk County Household Hazardous Waste Day (first Saturday in December) for free or contact Polk County's Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility at 863-284-4319.