Hazardous Waste at Your Home
|Automotive batteries||Hazardous waste|
|Automotive products||Lawn and garden chemicals|
|Batteries (button, nickel-cadmium, lithium-ion, rechargeable)||Paints|
|Cell phones||Paint thinner|
|Electronics (computer systems, printers, etc.)||Rechargeable batteries|
|Fertilizers||Sharps (needles, lancets) in proper container ONLY|
|Fluorescent lamps and compact fluorescent lamps||Toxic waste|
|Gasoline||Used motor oil|
How Do I Dispose Of...
Hazardous Waste at Your Business
“Hazardous waste” is a legal term that describes certain toxic, ignitable, corrosive, or reactive wastes generated in manufacturing, industrial or other processes.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) offers simple guides to explain hazardous wastes and help you determine whether you generate hazardous wastes and are subject to regulation. Your company is responsible for making hazardous waste determinations correctly.
The Sarasota County Hazardous Waste Management Office works in tandem with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Hazardous Waste Regulation Section to provide compliance assistance to commercial enterprises within the county.
Sarasota County's Project Green Sweep Program
Project Green Sweep offers a responsible, cost effective method to properly dispose of small quantities of hazardous and regulated wastes that are banned from landfill disposal to qualified businesses in Sarasota County.
Businesses interested in participating should complete the on-line application or print and return a completed paper copy of the application (below).
Businesses in Sarasota County may also seek alternative disposal and recycling options. A list of vendors can be found in the Hazardous Waste Disposal Business Directory (below).
Project Green Sweep Pricing (updated Jan. 26, 2018).
FDEP Operation Cleansweep
Operation Cleansweep provides farmers, nursery operators, golf course operators, and pest control services a one-time safe and economical way to dispose of their cancelled, suspended, and unusable pesticides. Some of these materials are very old and in containers that are deteriorating.
Some, such as chlordane and DDT, are so toxic to humans and hazardous to the environment that they are no longer allowed to be used.
Proper disposal can be costly and a regulatory burden for small farmers and other pesticide users.
Operation Cleansweep offers an opportunity to avoid these formidable barriers and to promote safe and environmentally sound pesticide use, handling and disposal. NOTE: this opportunity is available on a first-come, first-served basis and funding is limited.
For additional information please visit the Florida Department of Environmental Protection Operation Cleansweep website.
For more information, call the Sarasota County Contact Center at 941-861-5000.