Orange County Utilities Hosts Community Collection of Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste in Apopka

Orange County, Fla. – Orange County Utilities invites Orange County residents to its Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste* Community Collection Event on Saturday, October 14, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Apopka High School located at 555 W. Martin Street, Apopka. 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)
  • Cooking oil & grease
  • Fuels
  • Household chemicals
  • Pesticides & herbicides
  • Rechargeable & lead acid batteries
  • Drain cleaners & pool chemicals
  • Varnish & stains
  • Propane tanks (20-lb. max)
  • Electronics**
  • Automobile fluids & cleaning products
  • Mercury-containing lamps & devices

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 www.ocfl.net/HHW, or send an email to Solid.Waste@ocfl.net.

About Orange County Government: Orange County Government strives to serve its citizens 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, the nation’s second-largest convention center, 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 www.OCFL.net or go to the Orange County Facebook and Twitter pages.

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