New Procedure Effective October 1, 2022
As of October 1, 2022, your government-issued ID will be required and scanned to verify residency when using the HEC3, the Swap Shop, and Mobile Collection Events. For more information, review the FAQs.
Household Chemical Collection at HEC3:
Customers are required to unload items from their vehicles.
Pinellas County Solid Waste operates the Household Chemical Collection at HEC3 as a disposal location for certain household waste. Pinellas County residents are invited to bring their unwanted chemicals to the center (at no charge). Businesses, visit Business Electronics and Chemical Disposal for information.
To find out how to get rid of other chemicals, and special wastes, review the Where Does it Go? Search tool for Recycling and Disposal in Pinellas County.
Quantity Limits per vehicle:
How to Package Chemicals:
When you are getting ready to drop off your household chemicals at HEC3 or a mobile collection event, please package them as follows to help keep you and our staff safe and to minimize spills:
Swap Shop hours are Monday through Saturday, 7:30am to 4:30pm. Capacity is limited to 3 customers at a time.
The Swap Shop, located at HEC3, offers used household products such as paint, cleaners, and automotive fluids FREE of charge to Pinellas County residents. 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.