Each year, the City of Jacksonville, Public Works Department schedules Hazardous Waste Remote Site disposal events around the city. In serving on the Special Committee for Solid Waste, Council Member Danny Becton noted that there were no hazardous waste remote sites selected anywhere near the Southside area, much less the 32256 zip code. To serve the needs of the community in making this very important and valuable event available to District 11, CM Becton in working with the Public Works and The Parks and Recreation Departments, worked out making for one-day only, the 9A Baymeadows Regional Park available for just that event. Please clean out your garage, your utility room or your landscape shed and bring those dried up or empty paint cans, those containers filled with used oil, and any number of hazardous waste materials that you have always wanted to get rid of but did not know how or where to. The District 11, Hazardous Waste Remote Site Disposal Event is a short drive, convenient to your location, so no more excuses, Come on Down and Get Rid of that Stuff!
The Solid Waste Division will host:
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Remote Collection Event
June 24, 2017
9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
9A Baymeadows Regional Park
8000 Baymeadows Road East
Directional signage will be posted on the day of the event.
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 located at 2675 Commonwealth Ave.
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.
The Solid Waste Division will host twelve household hazardous waste and electronic waste (e-waste) mobile collection events throughout the city. The schedule for this year is as follows.
Other Hazardous Waste Remote Collection Sites are as follows:
April 22, 2017 - Drew Park, 6621 Barnes Road South
May 13, 2017 - Jacksonville Beach Public Works Dept: 1460 Shetter Ave, Jax Beach
May 20, 2017 -Lonnie Miller Park: 7689 Price Lane
June 10, 2017 - Ed Austin Regional Park: 3450 Monument Road
June 24, 2017 - 9A Baymeadows Regional Park - 8000 Baymeadows Road East
For more information or to arrange for special handling of unusual waste material, call (904) 630-CITY (2489).
Posted on Mon, May 22, 2017
by Carol D'Onofrio