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Tuesday, July 23, 2024

City hosting Waste Amnesty Day for electronics, hazardous waste items

The City of Ocala, in partnership with Green For Life, will conduct a special Waste Amnesty Day on Saturday, April 22, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the corner of NE 14th Street and NE 8th Avenue in Ocala.

During the event, special waste consisting of household hazardous waste and electronics will be collected. Neither of these types of waste is permitted to be picked up with the regularly scheduled residential waste collection.

According to the city, special waste from businesses will not be collected.

This annual collection day allows for residents to safely dispose of items from their homes. According to the city, previous collection days have resulted in approximately 20,000 pounds of materials remaining out of landfills and city water systems.

Examples of hazardous waste items that will be accepted include:

  • Lawn and garden chemicals.
  • Paint, paint thinners, and gasoline.
  • Cleaning fluids.
  • Fluorescent bulbs.
  • Used oil and filters.
  • Auto batteries.
  • Pool chemicals.
  • Aerosol cans.

Examples of electronic items that will be accepted include:

  • Answering machines.
  • Battery chargers.
  • Computers, keyboards, and monitors.
  • Small copiers, printers, and fax machines.
  • CD, DVD, and Blu-ray players.
  • Stereos and televisions.
  • Cellphones, PDAs, and scanners.

For more information, contact the City of Ocala Residential Sanitation Department at 352-351-6697.