Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility

Household chemical and electronic waste from Polk County residents is accepted at no additional fee at the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility at the North Central Landfill.

Businesses, commercial businesses, non-profit groups, or anyone other than residential households, are not eligible for this service and may contact our office at (863) 284-4319 ext. 242 or email for information on commercial hazardous waste disposal options.

Hours of Operation:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday: Closed. Residents can proceed to the scale house for assistance.

Office: (863) 284-4319
Street Address: Map
5 Environmental Loop S
Winter Haven, FL 33880


2017-18 Mobile Collection Events for Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics

Date

Time

Location

Address

Oct. 21, 2017 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Bartow High School - 1270 S. Broadway Bartow, FL 33830
Dec. 2, 2017 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Chain-O-Lakes S/W Complex - 210 Cypress Gardens Blvd. Winter Haven, FL 33880
Feb. 10, 2018 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Lakeland Solid Waste Parking Lot - 602 Evelyn Avenue Lakeland, FL 33801
Mar. 3, 2018 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Public Works Utilities - 300 N. Fifth St. Haines City, FL 33844

For a list of accepted materials, view our Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility brochure.

Used Sharps Collection Program

Sharps are not accepted at the household hazardous waste facility. Please see the Used Sharps Collection Program Brochure for a list of sharp collection locations.

Small Business Disposal Program

Program Guidelines

Business must:

  • Be classified as a conditionally exempt small quantity generator (CESQG)
  • Produce less than 220 pounds of hazardous waste monthly (about 25 gallons)
  • Cannot have more than 2,200 pounds of hazardous waste on site (about five 55-gallon drums)

Please download the Small Business Disposal Program Brochure for more program details.

For a list of accepted materials and prices, please see our Disposal Fee Sheet.

Container Sizes and Amounts

All containers must be in good condition and properly labeled with the contents. When necessary, hazardous wastes will be packaged into Department of Transportation approved containers at an extra cost.

Hazardous waste will be accepted in containers up to 5 gallons and no more than 1,000 pounds at one time. Call for containers over 5 gallons. Used oil will be accepted in containers up to 55 gallons and no more than 55 gallons at one time.

Registering for the Program

If your business is classified as a conditionally exempt small quantity generator of hazardous waste and would like to participate in this program, complete a Registration Form and Inventory Sheet. Packets also can be requested by calling (863) 284-4319.

Return the completed forms to:

Polk County Waste & Recycling Division
Attn: HW Collection for Small Businesses
10 Environmental Loop S.
Winter Haven, FL 33880
(863) 284-4319 ext. 203
FAX (863) 284-4321
Email: Michael Ferguson

Scheduling an Appointment

Appointments must be made in advance. They are scheduled Monday through Friday (except Wednesday). If a facility requires a site visit, the appointment will be made during that visit.

Delivery of Hazardous Waste/Payment

  • Transportation must be provided by the business. A CESQG is allowed under the law to transport their waste.
  • On appointed date/time, deliver waste to: 5 Environmental Loop S., Winter Haven FL, 33880.
    (Follow the signs to the "Household Hazardous Waste Facility")
  • Staff will inspect each container of waste, comparing it to your inventory sheet. A final disposal cost will be provided during this time. Payments must be made by cash, a local check or debit/credit card at the time of disposal.
  • A Hazardous Waste Disposal Receipt will be provided after payment for your records. Receipt will need to be retained for at least three years per Florida Administrative Code 62-730.030(3).
  • Additional reimbursements of disposal costs may occur if delivered waste dropped off was not what was represented by the business.
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