Ocala, Florida — The City of Ocala will conduct a special waste amnesty day Saturday, April 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The collection site is located at NE 14th Street and NE Eighth Avenue.
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 and gasoline
- Cleaning fluids
- Fluorescent bulbs
- Used oil and filters
- Sharp containers
- Auto batteries
- Pool chemicals
- Aerosol cans
Examples of electronic items accepted:
- Answering machines
- Battery chargers
- Computers, keyboards and monitors
- Small copiers, printers and fax machines
- CD/DVD/Blu-ray players
- Stereos and televisions
- Cell phones, PDAs and scanners
For more information, please call the City of Ocala Residential Sanitation Department at 352-351-6697.