|Hernando County Government|
NEW – New to the Household Hazardous Waste Program is our “Unwanted Medication Disposal Program”. Due to recent findings reported across the United States, it has been shown that improper disposal of unwanted medications, has adverse effects on the environment. Improper disposal methods include flushing them down the toilet, and placing them in the landfill. In light of these reports the Household Hazardous Waste Program has started an "Unwanted Medication" disposal program.
Residents are allowed to bring their unwanted medications to the any of the three, following Solid Waste & Recycling locations.
Northwest Solid Waste Facility
14450 Landfill Rd
Brooksville, FL 34614
West Hernando Convenience Center
2525 Osowaw Blvd
Spring Hill, FL 34607
East Hernando Convenience Center
33070 Cortez Blvd
Ridge Manor, FL 33523
Residents must pour their own medication into a funnel, and take the empty medication bottles with them.
What is Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) ?
Household hazardous waste is defined as having one or more of the following four properties; flammable, corrosive, reactive, and toxic. Almost every home contains hazardous products, or products that can harm human health or the environment if improperly handled. They are products used in cleaning, home improvements, automobile maintenance, lawn and garden care, hobbies, and a variety of other tasks. The following commonly used household materials may have these properties:
When a residential household generates these wastes, they are known as "household hazardous waste" (HHW). Each year, thousands of people are injured by exposure or accident involving hazardous household products. Because of the dangers they pose, these products require special awareness, handling, and disposal. In order to protect health and environment, every consumer should know how to properly use, store, and dispose of hazardous household products. The disposal of household hazardous waste is exempt from some of the state and federal government regulations.
How should I prepare my Household Hazardous Waste for transport?
Household Hazardous Waste Recommendations:
Annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days
If you have household hazardous waste
and must dispose of it before the annual collection day, contact the Northwest Solid
Waste and Recycling Facility located at 14450 Landfill Road, Brooksville (Phone
754-4906). The Northwest Solid Waste and Recycling Facility has an HHW collection
center open Monday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
SITE IS SPONSORED AND MAINTAINED BY:
Hernando County Board of County Commissioners
Technology Services Department
20 North Main Street, Room 363, Brooksville, FL 34601-2849
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