Do you have chemicals or electronics taking up space at home? Need to get rid of them? Would you like a convenient option? Haz-to-Go may be for you!
This is a FREE service for Pinellas County residents and is a great complement to neighborhood yard sales, seasonal cleanup events, and Earth Day.
Civic groups, including condo and homeowner associations, and mobile home parks, can schedule a Haz-to-Go event to provide a convenient "clean-up day" for their residents.
Haz-to-Go is a service that brings a truck to groups to host their own mini-mobile events for the collection of household electronics and chemicals.
On the scheduled day, the Haz-to-Go truck will arrive on-site and participants can drop off unwanted items, such as TVs, computers, fluorescent bulbs, and household chemicals.
The Haz-to-Go truck is available Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. To schedule a Haz-to-Go event or obtain more information, call Solid Waste at 464-7500 or email email@example.com. Materials collected at Haz-to-Go events increases recycling in Pinellas County.
Companies sponsoring a sustainability event or other type of special event for their employees may also schedule the Haz-to-Go truck to support their event message. However, the Haz-to-Go truck is only for the collection of electronics and chemicals used by employees in their homes and is not for the collection of electronics and chemicals generated by the business hosting the event. For information on business waste disposal, visit http://www.pinellascounty.org/solidwaste/business-waste.htm.
What to bring:
- Electronics: Cell phones, computer towers/CPUs, drives (e.g. hard drives, CD drives), laptops, monitors, rechargeable batteries (remove batteries from device, place device in garbage), smart phones, tablets, televisions.
- Chemicals: Automotive fluids, batteries (household or vehicle/alkaline batteries may be placed in household trash), 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.
Other options for residents:
Pinellas County offers residents two other FREE, safe options for disposal of hazardous household waste: mobile collections and the HEC3 (Household Electronics and Chemical Collection Center) in St. Petersburg.