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Posted on: April 4, 2019

Household Hazardous Waste Campaign

The Household Hazardous Waste Campaign portable collection event is scheduled for May 18, 2019, located at the City of Flagler Beach Library parking lot at 315 S. 7th Street Flagler Beach, FL. The event is scheduled to start at 8:00 a.m. and concludes at 1:00 p.m.

What can be brought:

  • Used oil and filters ( containers will not be emptied at event).
  • Automotive coolant.
  • Pesticides, most herbicides, fungicides etc.
  • Paints, water and oil base, solvents and thinners.
  • Pool chemicals in original container.
  • Aerosols.
  • Propane tanks, maximum size 30 lb.
  • Fire extinguishers.
  • Flares.
  • Batteries.
  • Electronic waste with the exception of CRT’s and projection type televisions and monitors.
  • Fluorescent bulbs, both tube and CFL types.
  • Automobile tires, off the wheel, maximum per event, 24.

What will not be collected at the event but may be brought to the permanent facility during normal business hours;

  • Gasoline, however if not in certified gas container will be refused. Container will be emptied and returned to resident if so desired.
  • The herbicide 2,4,5-T, trade name Silvex.
  • Cyanides, liquid or solid.
  • Mercury containing devices other than fluorescent bulbs ( thermostats, thermometers, barometers etc.).
  • Residents wanting to dispose of used oil but wanting container emptied and returned.

What is not accepted at event nor permanent facility by County personnel:

  • Medical waste of any type, sharps, OTC products etc.
  • Smoke detectors.
  • CRT’s or projection type televisions.
  • Garbage, trash, glass, construction material, yard waste.
  • High pressure cylinders, oxygen, CO2, acetylene, etc.
  • Any materials from a business, non-profit, municipality or contractor, strictly households only, by Florida Statute. For those that fall into this category contact this office for your Statutory required guidelines of proper disposal/recycling. Phone #386-517-2075

The permanent facility is located at 1700 Old Kings R. South, hours of operation; Monday thru Friday, 7:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Do you know the difference between a sanitary sewer system and a stormwater sewer system? The two are easily confused because the term "sewer'' is used in both names. But the two are very different. A sanitary sewer system takes the waste water from your kitchen and bathroom drains and pipes it to a wastewater treatment facility to be cleaned. A stormwater sewer system collects rainfall and landscape irrigation water. Some of the water soaks into the ground to water our plants and replenish the water table, but some flows through street gutters and swales to the lntracoastal Waterway, picking up debris and pollutants along the way.

Here are a few tips to help reduce the amount of pollution entering our waterways:

In the Home:

Clean paint brushes in a sink, not outdoors. Filter and reuse paint thinner when using oil-based paints. Donate unused paint to a local organization, or take advantage of the Clean Out Campaign advertised on the front of this paper.

Pet Waste:

It's a good idea to pickup pet waste regularly, as it contains several types of pathogens.   Children playing in the yard or adults working in the garden may come in contact with these disease-causing bacteria and viruses. Rain may wash these pathogens into the storm sewer system.

The Swimming Pool:

Drain it only when a test kit does not detect chlorine. Allow it to soak into the yard, not flow down into the street. Store pool chemicals properly to prevent leaks and spills, preferably in a covered area.


2019 Household Hazardous Waste Poster with same information typed into this post

2019 Household Hazardous Waste Poster with same information typed into this post

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