Mobile collections are a convenient way for residents to safely dispose of hazardous chemicals and electronics, such as old computers, TVs, paint or fertilizer. These events are FREE to Pinellas County citizens. Businesses should call our contractor US Ecology for fees at (813) 319-3400.
Mobile collection events are held on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at various locations throughout the county. Just load your vehicle with hazardous items such as paint or a TV, and go to the event location. Staff will remove the items from your vehicle. Most items will be recycled, except pesticides which must be incinerated. Mobile collections are held in partnership with the cities and the county's hazardous waste contractors.
- Quantity guidelines for HEC3 residential customers for dropping off hazardous chemicals and electronics
How to package & transport chemicals
- Do NOT mix chemicals together.
- Keep products in original labeled containers
- Place containers in cardboard boxes. Use crumpled newspaper to prevent breakage.
- Place leaky containers in clear plastic bags
and transport in boxes with newspaper.
- Put boxes in the trunk or in the back of
vehicle away from passenger.
- Cover battery terminals with heavy tape or
place individual batteries in separate plastic
bags to prevent short-circuits.
What to Bring:
- 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.
Collections will be held as scheduled during rain. In the case of lightning, the event will be temporarily suspended for 30 minutes for the safety of our staff. In the event of a predicted tropical depression or hurricane, collection events will be cancelled.
- HEC3: Bring hazardous items year-round to our permanent hazardous waste facility (HEC3) in St. Petersburg.
- Haz-to-Go: Community groups such as homeowners associations can book the Haz-to-Go trailer to hold their own mobile collection event.
- Business: There are inexpensive options for disposal of business hazardous waste.
For more information on mobile collections, call (727) 464-7500 or e-mail.