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Disposal Options For Residents of Participating Cities 

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal (HHW) and Electronics Recycling Drop-Off is available to the residents of Cooper City, Dania Beach, Deerfield Beach, Hollywood, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Lauderdale Lakes, Margate, Parkland, Pembroke Park, Sea Ranch Lakes, Unincorporated Broward County, West Park, Weston and Wilton Manors. You may use the permanent drop-off stations listed below or attend any of the following one-day drop-off events. If you reside in any of these cities, you may drop off items at any of the events below. 

One-Day Drop-Off Events - 2014

Proof of residency must be shown. This include a photo ID with current address showing residency in one of the cities named above and one of the following: a utility bill, a vehicle registration, or a trim notice/tax bill. The addresses must match. 

Special Drop-Off Hours -  8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

FEBRUARY 2: WESTON - 2599 South Post Rd. (Public Works Complex)

FEBRUARY 9: WILTON MANORS - 2100 N. Dixie Hwy. (Municipal Complex)

FEBRUARY 23: UNINCORPORATED BROWARD - 2841 N.W. 11 St. (Roosevelt Gardens Park)

MARCH 2: DEERFIELD BEACH - 200 Goolsby Blvd. (Deerfield Beach Environmental Services) 

MARCH 9: LAUDERDALE LAKES - 1 block west of State Road 7 and N.W. 36 St. (Parking lot across from Parks & Recreation Sports Complex)

MARCH 23: COOPER CITY - 10300 Stirling Rd. (Sports Complex)

APRIL 13: MARGATE - 7055 N.W. 1 St. (Oriole Park)

APRIL 27: HOLLYWOOD - 2600 Hollywood Blvd. (City Hall)

MAY 18: WESTON - 2599 South Post Rd. (Public Works Complex)

Print Broward County 2014 HHW Drop-Off Events Calendar


Items Accepted for Disposal

Aerosol products
Ammonia
Ammunition
Antifreeze
Auto fluids
Auto batteries
Boat batteries
Boat fluids
Charcoal starter
Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs)
Drain cleaners
Fertilizer
Fire extinguishers

Fireworks
Flares
Fluorescent tubes
Gasoline
Herbicides
Household cleansers
Insecticide
Kerosene
Lawn chemicals
Lighter fluid
Mercury thermometers
Motor oil
Nail polish remover
Paint

 

Pesticides
Photo chemicals
Pool chemicals
Propane tanks
Rechargeable batteries
Rust remover
Solvents
Spot remover
Tires (limit 4)
Turpentine
Weed killer
Wood stain
Wood  stripper
Electronics*

 

*TVs, computers, monitors, keyboards, printers, copiers, and DVD and VCR Players.

The following items cannot be accepted: Business- or government-generated waste, explosives, biohazardous waste, microwaves, stereos, speakers or appliances. Visit Electronics Recycling for more information.

Containers may not exceed five gallons; limit 25 gallons per visit.

PermanentDrop-Off Stations - Hours and Locations 

Three permanent stations are open every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the disposal of HHW and electronics. Find Permanent Drop-Off Locations here.

Chemical Disposal for Businesses and Government Agencies
Small businesses (including home-based), government agencies and non-profits that generate hazardous waste and/or electronics should not bring waste to any Broward County facility. For information, please call 954-765-4999 or 954-357-8850.

Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) 
If you accidentally break a fluorescent bulb or tube, safely dispose of it by following EPA guidelines for Cleanup and Disposal of broken CFL's.

Medication Disposal
Do not dispose of prescription medications by flushing them down a toilet or drain, as this will contaminate our water system. For information about local medication disposal, visit the Broward Sheriff's Office website.

Sharps (Needle) Disposal
Sharps are considered biohazardous waste and should never be thrown directly into the trash. For information about their safe disposal and a list of sites accepting sharps, visit the Broward County Health Department.

Rechargeable Batteries
Cell phones, remote control toys, laptops and power tools are just a few household items that use rechargeable batteries, which contain cadmium or lithium, both of which are considered toxic heavy metals. It is illegal to dispose of rechargeable batteries in regular trash. Visit Call2Recycle.org  for a list of drop-off sites.

Regular Household Batteries
Common household alkaline batteries no longer contain mercury and are safe to dispose of in your regular garbage.

 

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