How You Can Help
Household chemicals, if improperly used or discarded, can leach into the soil or escape to neighboring waters. You can protect area waterways by reducing your dependence on these potentially hazardous substances and by monitoring what you spray on your lawn and pour down your drain.
Never dump motor oil, paints or chemicals of any kind into gutters, storm drains, or sinks. Motor oil can be recycled at numerous locations, including some local service stations. For information on nearby oil recycling sites, call 1-800-741-4337.
Hazardous substances like pesticides, fertilizers, oils, paints, and household cleaning products should not be placed in municipal waste collection where they can seep into groundwater or be burned, releasing toxins into the air. Household chemicals can be taken to county collection centers or held for special collections.
It is illegal to dump toxic chemicals or waste into storm drains. To report illegal dumping, call your local stormwater or environmental management department.
- In Hillsborough County (unincorporated areas) and Plant City, call 813-272-5912
- In Manatee County, call 941-742-5980
- In Pinellas County, call 727-464-5060
- In Pasco County, call 1-800-368-2411 Ext 8110
- In St. Petersburg, call 911
What To Look For:
- suds, scum or foam around the outfall of a pipe
- unusual odor, color, or the presence of an oily sheen
- your neighbors pouring chemicals down the sewer
Chemical Collection Centers (3 locations)
9805 Sheldon Road, Tampa
1st Saturday of the month
8 a.m.- 2 p.m.
South County Facility
Powell Road, east off US 41, 1/4 mile north of Big Bend Road, Apollo Beach
2nd Saturday of the month
8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Thonotosassa, CR 579, 1/4 mile north of I-4, Exit 10
3rd Saturday of the month
8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Call 272-5680 for more information.
Household Electronics and Chemical Collection Center
2990 110th Ave. N., St. Petersburg
Mobile collections are also held year-round at various locations thoughout the county. Call (727) 464-7500
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center
Lena Road Landfill
South of State Road 64, 1 mile east of I-75 at 3333 Lena Road in Bradenton
3rd Saturday of each month from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Call 941-792-8811 x 5423