Nicole Jackson, Public Information Officer
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Orange County Utilities Hosts Community Collection of Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste in Apopka

Orange County, FL – Orange County Utilities invites Orange County residents to its Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste* Community Collection Event on Saturday, October 17, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Apopka High School located at 555 West Martin Street, Apopka, FL 32712. Participants will have the opportunity to properly dispose of hazardous and electronic waste – free of charge.

The following items will be accepted:

  • Paint (oil & latex based)
  • Rechargeable & lead acid batteries
  • Propane tanks (20-lb. max)
  • Cooking oil & grease
  • Drain cleaners & pool chemicals
  • Electronics**
  • Fuels
  • Varnish & stains
  • Automobile fluids & cleaning products
  • Household chemicals
  • Mercury-containing lamps & devices
  • Pesticides & herbicides

Participants are prohibited from bringing biologically active materials, radioactive materials, explosives, tires, ammunition, fireworks, emergency flares, prescription drugs, or pressurized cylinders.

*An item is considered electronic waste if it contains a circuit board.

**Rear-projection TVs are not accepted.

For more information, please call the Orange County Utilities Solid Waste Hotline at (407) 836-6601, visit us online at, or send an email to

About Orange County Government: Orange County Government strives to serve its residents and guests with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. Located in Central Florida, Orange County includes 13 municipalities and is home to world-famous theme parks, one of the nation’s largest convention centers and a thriving life science research park. Seven elected members make up the Board of County Commissioners, including the Mayor, who is elected countywide. For more information, please visit or go to Orange County Government’s social media channels.

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