Household Hazardous Waste

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Hazardous Waste is characterized by being either Corrosive, Flammable, Reactive, or Toxic.

Many common household products contain hazardous ingredients and should NOT be thrown in the trash or in recycling carts. Residents of St. Lucie County may bring acceptable Household Hazardous Waste to the Solid Waste Baling & Recycling Facility for proper disposal FREE of charge. 
Examples of Household Hazardous Waste are: 
- Automotive Fluids (up to 5 gallons per household per day) 
 - Bath & Kitchen Cleaners 
 - Fertilizer, Herbicides and Pesticides including Insect Repellents
 - Fluorescent Bulbs/Lamps (all shapes and sizes)
 - Helium "Party Balloon" Tanks (14.9 cu. ft. or smaller)
 - Kerosene, Lamp Oil, Lighter Fluid
 - Mercury Thermometers
 - Metal Cleaner and Polish
 - Oil-Based Paints and Stains
 - Paint Thinners and Solvents 
 - Pool Chemicals
 - Rechargeable Batteries
 - Vehicle Batteries  

Please Note: All Inbound Vehicles MUST STOP at the Scale House. Upon entering the St. Lucie County Baling & Recycling Facility, drive straight ahead to the Scale House, pull up on the scale closest to the window, let the operator know what items you are dropping off and they will direct you.  

The Facility is NOT Permitted to Accept:
 - Ammunition or Explosives
 - Bio-Hazardous Waste (including Sharps/Needles)
 - Business-Generated or Commercial Hazardous Waste
 - Fireworks and Flares
 - Latex Paint* Please see disposal information below.
 - Medication
 - Out-of-County Waste
 - Over 5 gallons of liquid per household per day
 - Over 100 pounds of dry/granular material per household per day
- Radioactive Waste (including Smoke Alarms/Detectors)
 - X-Rays

*Latex Paint is water based and not considered hazardous, but it MUST be completely dried to a solid before disposing in your trash.  Click here for information about drying latex paint.

Helpful Links:
Home Disposal of Needles
Household Hazardous Waste Guide
Battery Disposal / Recycling
Fluorescent Bulb Recycling
Electronic Recycling
Safer Solutions
Spills or Leaks

Businesses looking for Hazardous Waste Information please click the following link: Small Quantity Generator Program   

Solid Waste Baling & Recycling Facility
6120 Glades Cut-Off Road 
Fort Pierce, FL 34981
Phone: 772-462-1768


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