Toxic Round-up events collect hazardous waste

The Alachua County Household Hazardous Waste Department in partnership with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Bradford County Commission will sponsor a free Toxic Round-up collection event to properly dispose of and/or recycle common household waste items that cannot be collected curbside.

Residents can bring hazardous waste items to the Bradford County Courthouse parking lot located at 945 N. Temple Ave. in Starke on Saturday, Feb. 17 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Household hazardous waste can be toxic to the public and pose a threat to our environment if improperly discarded. In 2023, close to 9 tons of waste (17,985 pounds) was collected and neutralized at the Bradford County event alone.

Please use the following as a helpful guideline for items that will be accepted:

•        Aerosol cans

•        Antifreeze

•        Automotive Fluids – Brake Fluid, Automatic Transmission Fluid, Lubricants, etc.

•        Batteries – Automotive Batteries, Lead-Acid, Ni-Cd, Rechargeable, etc.

•        E-Waste – Computers, TVs, Microwaves, Radios, and other Electronic Waste.

•        Fluorescent Lamps and Tubes, CFL & LED Bulbs

•        Household Cleaners, Degreasers and Solvents

•        Fertilizers, Pesticides and Insecticides (Solid or Liquid)

•        Paint, Paint Thinner, and Other Waste Paint Related Materials

•        Propane Tanks

•        Fire Extinguishers

•        Non-Controlled Pharmaceuticals (Pills and Liquid) & Over-the-Counter Medications

•        Gasoline, Fuels

•        Used Oil & Used Oil Filters

•        Shop Rags & Absorbents 

•        Flares and Ammunition

•        Used Vegetable Oil


For your safety: All containers must be labeled. Please use a tub or tarp to contain any potential spills in your vehicle. If at all possible, please drive only with a well-ventilated cab and the windows open. For everyone’s safety, please remain in your vehicle and allow staff to remove items from your vehicle.

Notice: Normal household trash and/or recyclables will not be accepted at the Toxic Round-up events. Explosives, reactives, and/or radioactive, infectious, or biohazardous wastes including sharps (syringes, needles, and lancets) will not be accepted at the Toxic Round-up events.

For any questions or concerns about the handling of additional wastes (which are not listed here, or which cannot be accepted at this event) please call Alachua County Household Hazardous Waste Collection at 352-334-0440, prior to the event. 

All residents and small businesses are welcome. The event is free for residents, however, Alachua County Environmental Protection Department must assess small businesses a nominal fee for eligible quantities of all aforementioned waste items. Small businesses may contact 352-334-0440 for more information about associated fees and program availability. 

For more information and a full list of accepted items, call Bennie Jackson from Bradford County Solid Waste at 904-966-6212, Kim Hayes from Union County Solid Waste at 386-496-2180 or visit