Special Waste Amnesty Day Is Saturday, September 12 In Ocala

old oil and paint cans on shelf

The City of Ocala will conduct a special waste amnesty day Saturday, Sept. 12, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the corner of at NE 14th Street and NE Eighth Avenue. This is a great time to eliminate a variety of unwanted trash that is usually hard to get rid of.

Special waste consists of household hazardous waste and electronics. Neither of these types of waste is permitted to be picked up with regularly scheduled residential waste collection. Special waste from businesses will not be collected.

Examples of hazardous waste items accepted:

Lawn and garden chemicals

Paint, paint thinners, gasoline and antifreeze

Cleaning fluids

Fluorescent bulbs, including compact fluorescent lamps

Used oil and filters

Batteries (auto batteries, rechargeable batteries, etc.)

Pool chemicals

Aerosol cans

Thermometers and thermostats

Examples of electronic items accepted:

Battery chargers

Computers, keyboards and monitors

Small copiers, printers, answering machines and fax machines

CD, DVD, Blu-ray and MP3 players

Stereos and televisions

Cell phones, tablets, PDAs, scanners and cameras

For more information, please contact the City of Ocala Residential Sanitation Department at 352-351-6697.

Source: Ocala News Release

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