Pinellas County residents can safely dispose of many household electronics and chemicals at upcoming collection events this fall. These household collections offered by Pinellas County Solid Waste are free for county residents.
The upcoming mobile collections events this fall are:
- Saturday, Oct. 1, at Largo Recycling Collection Center (1551 Starkey Road, Largo)
- Saturday, Nov. 5, at Gulfport Neighborhood Center (1617 49th St. S., Gulfport)
North County Satellite Site (29582 US 19 N, Palm Harbor):
- Oct. 22, Nov. 19 and Dec. 17
All events run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For everyone’s safety, participants must remain their vehicle while making their drop-off. Scheduled events are subject to change due to severe weather.
Residents are also encouraged to use Pinellas County’s Household Electronics and Chemicals Collection Center at 2855 109th Ave. N. in St. Petersburg to safely dispose of household electronics and chemicals such as listed below. The center is open Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Residents can drop off electronics such as cell phones, computers, TVs, power supplies, monitors and devices with rechargeable batteries (remove from device and place device in garbage). Chemical items accepted include automotive fluids, rechargeable batteries, fuel, paint, cleaning supplies, pesticides and fluorescent bulbs, along with other mercury-containing devices.
Residents should not mix chemicals together or place them in dark plastic bags and should keep products in original, labeled containers, if possible. Individual batteries should be placed in separate plastic bags or have terminals covered with heavy tape to prevent short-circuits.
Items that will not be accepted include air conditioning units and other large appliances, radioactive, biological or infectious waste, fire extinguishers, tires and propane tanks.
Businesses can participate in the mobile collection events for a fee. Businesses can arrange for drop-off and payment by calling U.S. Ecology at (813) 319-3400.
For more information on mobile collections including a full list of accepted items, instructions on how to transport chemicals and future dates, visit www.pinellascounty.org/recycle.