Leon County to accept household items for recycling on March 3

Posted at 2:55 AM, Feb 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-27 04:58:19-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Leon County is offering residents a chance to get rid of old household items for free on March 3 at the Public Works Operations Center.

The center, at 2280 Miccosukee Road, will accept items from residents on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Residents may bring up to 50 pounds of hazardous waste, in addition to their electronics. Only one large-screen television per vehicle will be accepted.

Propane tanks must weigh less than 40 pounds, and there is a limit of one tire per participant. There is also a limit of 25 fluorescent tubes per vehicle at the collection event.

Medical sharps, medicines and radioactive waste cannot be accepted. The division cannot accept bulky wastes such as appliances (refrigerators, stoves/ovens, washing machines, dryers, etc.), furniture, yard waste, construction and demolition debris, household garbage or Styrofoam.

Additionally, citizens may visit the Leon County Hazardous Waste Center during normal business hours – Monday through Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Businesses and other agencies must call (850) 606-1816 to make an appointment, Monday through Friday, to drop off their items at the Leon County Hazardous Waste Center, 7550 Apalachee Parkway. Fees will apply.