What is Hazardous Waste?

Any material or substance that is potentially damaging to the environment and harmful to humans and other living organisms is considered a hazardous waste and should never be disposed of curbside.

If disposed of improperly, these products can contaminate our waterways and fragile drinking water supply, damage septic tanks and wastewater systems, and injure sanitation workers.

Martin County residents can bring hazardous waste to the Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Center for FREE disposal.


Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Center
9155 Busch Street
Palm City, Florida, 34990


Monday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to Noon
Sunday: Closed 

*Closed on legal holidays.

Acceptable Items for the Hazardous Waste Center:

  • Acetone, furniture strippers, lubricants 
  • Fluorescent lamps & bulbs
  • Aerosol cans
  • Gasoline, flares, propane tanks
  • Batteries of all sizes (including ones for cars & boats)
  • Mercury-containing devices
  • Cleaners, acids
  • Paints and paint strippers
  • Cooking oil, used oil
  • Polishes
  • Corrosives, pool chemicals
  • Pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, weed killers 
  • Electronics (e.g. TVs, cell phones, computers, printers)
  • Used motor oil, antifreeze


NO: sharps, needles, medications, tires, explosives, radioactive or biological materials, drums of any kind, or business waste will be accepted at the Disposal Center.

  • For needles and sharps disposal: Contact the Martin County Health Department at (772) 221-4000.
  • For prescription and medications disposal: Contact the Martin County Sheriff's Office at (772) 220-7000.
  • For small business hazardous waste disposal programs, call (772) 288-5700.


Hazmobile Logo

Residents may also bring their household hazardous waste to the HazMobile, which is short for Mobile Household Hazardous Waste Collection Vehicle. 

Its purpose is to provide residents with a safe and convenient way to dispose of household hazardous waste at specified locations throughout Martin County, in addition to the permanent than the Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Center.

To view to the location schedule, and a list of items that can/cannot be brought to the HazMobile, visit the HazMobile page.

Contact Us

Select the "Recycling & Disposal Guide" button above to learn more about disposal of hazardous waste materials. If you have further questions, please select the "Contact Us" button to submit an inquiry, or call the Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Center at (772) 221-1416.