Hazardous Waste

Hazardous Waste - These items will not be collected:

Paint Cans

Tires

Oil / Oil Cans

Aerosol Cans

Chemicals

Light Bulbs

Lawn Mowers

Spray Paint

Mirrors

Auto Parts

Car Batteries

Plate Glass

Cardboard

Construction Debris

Styrofoam

Wood


Many items used regularly around the house may contain substances that may explode, catch fire, or be toxic. These items include paint, pool  chemicals, and many other products. Household hazardous waste is collected at the Household Chemical Collection Center. This service is for residential waste and is free to residents of Lake County. In addition, Lake County has a Mobile Unit that has colleciton events at various locations around the County for the convenience of the citizens. Please see the Mobile Unit Schedule for dates and locations.

Household Hazardous Waste Center 13130 County Landfill Road, County Road 561 Wednesday and Saturday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9 a.m. - 5  p.m.

Whenever  possible, it is recommended the item is kept in its original container. If the  container is leaking, put it in a new container. Please mark any unlabeled  containers. Transport household hazardous waste in the rear of the vehicle and  do not store in the vehicle for extended periods. For more information, call  352-343-3776.

Tips for handling Household Hazardous Products:

  • Always read and follow directions on the container
  • Keep hazardous products away from children, pets, food products, and sources of heat
  • Keep waste in the original container, unless it leaks or will not close
  • Use a proper container(heavy plastic) that will seal
  • Make sure the container has a label to identify the contents
  • Transport hazardous waste in the rear of your vehicle
  • Do not store hazardous waste in the vehicle for extended periods
  • Find alternatives, less toxic items to use
  • Properly  dispose of hazardous waste items