HEC3 / Swap Shop
Household Electronics and Chemical Collection Center (HEC3):
Pinellas County Solid Waste operates the Household Electronics and Chemical Collection Center (HEC3) as a disposal location for certain household waste. Pinellas County residents are invited to bring their unwanted electronics and chemicals to the center (at no charge). Businesses, visit here for information.
What to Bring:
Electronics: Cell phones, computer towers/CPUs, drives (e.g. hard drives, CD drives), laptops, monitors, electronics with rechargeable batteries (if possible, remove battery from device, place device in garbage), smart phones, tablets, televisions (must be whole).
- Chemicals: Automotive fluids (including oil, antifreeze, and gasoline), fuels (e.g. kerosene), cooking oil, lawn and garden chemicals (e.g. pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers), paints (dried paints and empty cans should be disposed of in garbage), stains, paint thinner, solvents, wood preservatives, adhesives and epoxies, aerosols, cleaners, smoke detectors, rechargeable batteries (dispose of single-use batteries in trash), lead-acid batteries, and fluorescent bulbs.
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.
Quantity Limits per vehicle:
- Televisions: 6
- Computers: 5
- Fluorescent bulbs: 12
- Paint: 20 one-gallon and 5 five-gallon containers
- Oils and antifreeze: 5 gallons
- Gasoline, diesel, and kerosene: 5 five-gallon containers
Customers with quantities in excess of the limits above, or with electronics stripped of precious metals, may be considered a business. Loads will be evaluated upon arrival. Visit Business Hazardous Waste Disposal for more information.
The Swap Shop, located at HEC3, offers used household products such as paint, cleaners, and automotive fluids FREE of charge to Pinellas County residents. One resident painted her entire house with paint she found at the Swap Shop! Despite the name, there is no need to swap. However, because items are free, availability can change by the minute! Quantities may be limited. Electronics are not included in the Swap Shop Program.
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