Residential Disposal of Mercury-Containing Products
Residents are prohibited from disposing of any mercury containing devices in their regular garbage, and are encouraged to divert fluorescent bulbs and other mercury-containing lamps out of their regular garbage as well. You should dispose of these mercury-containing products as follows: Place fluorescent in original box (or the box the new bulbs came in when you replace old bulbs). Try not to break fluorescents. If breakage occurs, place entire lamp in plastic bag and secure. Please follow this link for further information and more detailed instructions on the safe handling and clean-up of broken mercury bearing lamps.
Bring used fluorescent bulbs and all other mercury containing to the hazardous waste collection center so we can have them properly recycled. It is FREE of charge.
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center
The Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center is located at the Martin County Transfer Station.
The following items CANNOT be accepted at the center
NO SHARPS, NEEDLES,PRESCRIPTIONS, MEDICATIONS, DRUMS OF ANY KIND AND NO BUSINESS WASTE
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- Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM and Saturdays 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
- Location: The Martin County Landfill is located just off Highway 714, 3.5 miles west of the Palm City entrance to the Florida Turnpike and 1 mile east of I-95. Turn off 714 at the blue and white landfill sign on 84th Avenue and follow the road to the scale house
The “HazMobile,”our mobile household hazardous waste collection vehicle.
HazMobile Location Map
The HazMobile is short for Mobile Household Hazardous Waste Collection Vehicle. It was created to give Martin County residents a safe and convenient way to dispose of household hazardous waste. The HazMobile provides an alternative drop off point for those residents who are unable to make it out to the landfill where our permanent collection facility is located.
Hazardous Waste You Can Bring to the Hazmobile
As you are all probably aware, typical household hazardous waste includes items such as antifreeze, batteries, cleaners, used oil & filters, paints, pool chemicals, pesticides, solvents, thinners and so on. These products -- if disposed of improperly -- can contaminate our fragile drinking water supply, damage septic tanks and wastewater treatment systems, and injure sanitation workers.
Hazardous waste you CANNOT bring to the Hazmobile
Due to space limitations and for safety reasons, the HazMobile cannot accept the following items:
- No gasoline, No tires, No white goods,
- No propane tanks or other pressurized gases,
- No explosives, radioactive or biological wastes,
- No drums or containers larger than 5 gallons,
- Absolutely No Business Waste.
- No sharps or needles
- No prescriptions or medications
- No electronics, televisions, computers, monitors or fax machines