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Think Green! logoElectronic & Hazardous Waste Disposal

NEW! - Clearwater's Solid Waste Department now offers a monthly Electronics Collection Day


Are you frustrated because you don't know how to properly dispose of various items around your home or office? Electronic and hazardous waste disposal is easy!

They should be properly disposed of at a Pinellas County mobile collection event. Electronic and hazardous waste should not be burned or added to landfills due to the highly toxic materials they contain.

If you are unable to attend a mobile collection event, Pinellas County Utilities has a separate collection site for electronic and hazardous waste at the Department of Solid Waste Operations Household Electronics & Chemical Collection Center (HEC3).

Image of trash in a binWhat items can I take to the HEC3 facility for disposal?

Electronics:

  • TVs and VCRs
  • Cell phones
  • Computers
  • Copiers
  • Fax machines
  • Monitors
  • Printers
  • Smoke detectors
  • Stereo equipment
  • Telephones
  • Vehicle Batteries

Household Chemical Products:

  • Automotive fluids
  • Cleansers
  • Fertilizers
  • Fluorescent bulbs and other devices containing mercury
  • Fungicides
  • Herbicides & pesticides
  • Household batteries
  • Paint (latex or oil)
  • Paint remover
  • Paint thinner
  • Pool chemicals
  • Solvents
  • Wood preservatives

Where is the HEC3 facility?

HEC3 is located at 2855 109th Ave. N., St. Petersburg, FL (off 28th St. N. on the south side of the Waste-to-Energy facility). Their phone number is (727) 464-7500, and their Web site can be reached at http://www.pinellascounty.org/utilities/swapshop.htm. The center is open the following hours:

  • Monday - Friday - 6:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Saturday - 7:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • (closed Sunday and all county observed holidays)

What items should NOT be dropped off at an HEC3 facility?

  • Appliances
  • Biological or infectious waste
  • Empty paint cans
  • Explosives
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Garbage
  • Propane tanks
  • Radioactive waste

How much does it cost to drop off my hazardous items?

Residents can dispose of household electronic equipment and hazardous wastes at NO CHARGE during regular hours at HEC3, and also at scheduled mobile chemical collection events throughout Pinellas County.

View a schedule of mobile collection dates and locations

How do I securing dangerous chemicals during tropic storms and hurricanes?

Please read our tips on hurricane chemical safety on our Emergency Management Web Site.

So you want to learn more?

For more information about electronic and hazardous waste disposal, please call the City of Clearwater's Solid Waste Department at (727) 562-4920, or you may contact Pinellas County's Department of Solid Waste Operations at (727) 464-7500.