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Disposal Events

Polk County Waste and Recycling will be hosting a household hazardous waste disposal event on Mar. 6 from 8 a.m. to noon at Public Works Utilities, 300 N. 5th St., Haines City.

Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics

Saturday, October 30 from 8 a.m. to noon


The list below provides examples of accepted chemicals, call for specific substances.

  • Automotive fluids, motor oil
  • Batteries (household or auto)
  • Cleaners
  • Cooking oil
  • Fertilizers
  • Fluorescent bulbs and other mercury containing devices
  • Fuels (Kerosene, gasoline)
  • Fungicides
  • Herbicides
  • Insecticides
  • Paint (latex, oil)
  • Paint thinner
  • Paint remover
  • Pesticides
  • Pool chemicals
  • Propane tanks
  • Solvents
  • Wood preservatives


Limit up to five per household

  • TVs, VCRs, CD, DVD or Blu-ray players
  • Digital camera, video cameras (camcorders)
  • Cell phones, smart phones, MP3 players, iPods
  • Computers and/or peripherals
  • Fax machines
  • Printers, copiers, printer or toner cartridges
  • GPS, marine depth finders
  • Radios, stereo equipment
  • Telephones
  • Video game players


Limit 24 tires per vehicle

  • No off-road, tractor, floater/floating semi tires or tracks will be accepted
  • Tires from businesses, independent or commercial trucking companies or automotive business will not be accepted

For more information on tire collection, contact:

Keep Polk County Beautiful
(863) 875-8911

Contact Us

Polk County Waste & Recycling:
(863) 284-4319

Event Address:
Public Works Utilities
300 N. 5th St.
Haines City, FL 33844

Event Date:
Saturday, Mar. 6
8 a.m. to noon

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