It was a beautiful Saturday morning June 24th, 2017 but hot as the City of Jacksonville and the folks in Solid Waste department battled the heat to collect your hazardous waste materials including paint cans, chemicals, electronics, including old TVs all in the name of not dumping these items into the environment or the regular land field.
District 11 CM Becton was on hand most of the day, thanking residents for coming out and taking the opportunity to provide his FREE Community Resource Kit to those in attendance.
This first collection event in District 11 saw over 250+ residents from all parts of the city bring those hazardous materials to the 9A Baymeadows Regional Park at 8000 Baymeadows Road East, for FREE. COJ HazWaste Supervisor, Dale Hotaling was delighted with the turnout but as this event occurs again, he knows that the number of residents taking advantage of this resource will grow as well. In conversation with CM Becton, Mr. Hotaling discussed if attendance grows to 400 – 500 residents for an event, the event can be considered for twice a year instead of just annually. The 9A Park facility turned out to be a great location for residents to pull through the drop-off lines and within minutes have their items collected and be on their way to enjoy their weekend. “Quick and easy”, CM Becton commented, “we just need to get the word out better and better on the eve of these future events”.
If you missed this opportunity to take your haz materials locally, you are always welcome to take these items to the west side facility at:
COJ Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Site
2675 Commonwealth Avenue, Jax FL. 32254
Hours of Operation
8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Tuesday thru Saturday, Close Sunday thru Monday
Fee Schedule: Duval Residents: FREE
Others: Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator and Non-Residents
Flammable Liquids - $4.25 per gallon
Latex - $1.25 + documentation fee
Types of waste which may be brought include:
- Computer monitors*
- Computer terminals
- Stereo equipment
- Desk and mobile phones
- Power tools
- Small kitchen appliances (i.e. microwaves, toaster ovens)
- Health and beauty appliances
*There is a limit of 3 Cathode Ray Tubes (CRTs) and televisions per customer. Some items may be returned to the retailer for recycling (ex. E-waste, motor oil, automotive batteries, rechargeable batteries, fluorescent and CFL bulbs) for check with the retailer.
These items will be collected as part of normal garbage collection service if left at the curb. However, once these items enter the waste stream with normal garbage they cannot be recycled and are disposed of in the landfill.
These items are only collected from residences. Businesses should check for available recycling centers to arrange for the recycling and/or disposal of any e-wastes.
Household hazardous wastes cannot be collected curbside with regular trash. Residents may bring these items, to one of the mobile collection events or they may take items to the Household Hazardous Waste Facility listed above.
Types of waste which may be brought to one of the mobile events or to the HHW Facility include:
- Paint, Paint thinners and paint strippers
- Rechargeable batteries
- Photographic chemicals
- Thermometers and thermostats
- Drain cleaners
- Pool chemicals
- Fluorescent bulbs and tubes, including CFL light bulbs
- 20-pound propane cylinders
Disposing paint/motor oil limits are 27 gallons of paint and/or 27 gallons of motor oil in a 30 day period per Duval County Resident.
For more information or to arrange for special handling of unusual waste material, call (904) 630-CITY (2489) or go online to the city's website at: COJ's Hazardous Waste Web Page Link
Posted on Sat, June 24, 2017
by Carol D'Onofrio