Operation Cleansweep, a statewide free pesticide pick-up program, is underway for fiscal year 2017-2018. It offers a safe, convenient, and cost effective mechanism for agricultural operations, golf courses, and pest control companies to properly dispose of cancelled, suspended, and unusable pesticides (CSUP).
For information, view the Operation Cleansweep flyer.
Pinellas County offers two electronic and chemical disposal options for eligible businesses*, as well as non profits and religious organizations, haulers, hobbyists, property managers, and salvagers:
2017 EnviroBusiness Days
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
2nd Wednesday of each month
EnviroBusiness Days occur on the second Wednesday of every month (see dates below) at the rear of the Household Electronics & Chemical Collection Center (HEC3) facility in the loading dock area (look for signs on the day of the event). View the adjacent information card for more details. English - En español
Call ahead to our contractor, U.S. Ecology at (813) 319-3400, to negotiate pricing, arrange for larger quantities and unknown wastes and to determine drum charges and packing restrictions. All prices are at the county’s negotiated rates. View Business Fees for Hazardous Waste Disposal for basic pricing information.
- Electronics: Cell phones, computer towers/CPUs, drives (e.g. hard drives, CD drives), laptops, monitors, rechargeable batteries (remove from device, place device in garbage), smart phones, tablets, televisions.
- Chemicals: Automotive fluids, batteries (household or vehicle), cleaners, cooking oil, fertilizers, fluorescent bulbs and other mercury containing devices, fuels (e.g. gasoline, kerosene), fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, motor oil, paint (latex or oil), paint remover, paint thinner, pesticides, pool chemicals, rechargeable batteries (button or vehicle), smoke detectors, solvents, wood preservatives.
To find out how to get rid of other electronics, chemicals and special wastes, review the A to Z Guide for Recycling and Disposal in Pinellas County.
Qualifying Businesses:To be eligible for hazardous waste disposal at an EnviroBusiness Day or Mobile Collection event, businesses must qualify as Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators (CESQG) of hazardous waste. CESQGs are facilities that generate no more than 220 pounds of hazardous waste per calendar month. For more information on what qualifies as a hazardous waste and generator status, visit the Small Quantity Generator webpage or contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Fact Sheet for Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators
- Handbook for Florida's Small Quantity Generators (2.5 MB)