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Electronics/Chemicals

 Electronic devices such as televisions and computers contain heavy metals, gases and chemicals that are hazardous and cannot be disposed of using traditional methods.
Pinellas County provides the NO COST disposal option for residents.

Two FREE disposal options for residents:

  1. Hazardous Waste Mobile Collection - 29582 US Hwy 19 N. South of Curlew Rd on the West side of US 19 (727)464-7500****Site Temporarily closed for construction
    Take your electronics & chemicals to the North County local satellite site now open once a month on Saturdays from 9-2. Check the Mobile Collection Schedule for the next collection date, "What TO Bring and "What NOT to Bring."

  2. Pinellas County Hazardous Waste Collection Center - 2855 109th Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33716 (727) 464-7500
    Take your hazardous waste to Pinellas County Solid Waste HEC3, open Monday through Saturday, for free recycling.

*Residential quantities apply, businesses should contact Pinellas County directly for proper disposal options (727) 464-7500.

A note on Chemical disposal:
Solid waste does not handle hazardous chemicals of any kind. Operations and facility's are not equipped for processing. It is illegal to dispose of materials in your container and at curbside such as  auto batteries, pool chemicals, toxic or flammable items, and liquid paint. (Paint cans will get crushed and leak onto your streets. Leave lids off latex paint cans to allow the paint to dry out completely, or saturate with newspaper, or kitty litter then place in green garbage container, once cured it is no longer hazardous).

Handling surcharges may apply to residents and customers found mixing unacceptable materials or electronics with their solid waste.

Appliances

*The Solid Waste Division insures that appliances containing ozone depleting gases, like Freon, are recovered and recycled properly.

Curbside customers (bill paid directly to the City) can contact Solid Waste to schedule large appliance curbside pick up.

  • Your City of Dunedin Utility Bill will be charged a $18.35 fee per item for special handling*.
  • Place at curb, leave 6 feet of space between the appliance and your garbage container and any other fixed obstructions (cars, mailboxes, etc.)
  •  Please contact the Solid Waste Division (727)-298-3215 OR SolidWaste@DunedinFL.net to schedule a special pick.

Multi-family collection (bill paid to association) of large appliances (along with other bulky items) must be routed through approval of the community's HOA, management company, or representative of the utility account. Electronic collections not provided in multi-family from communities or mobile home parks.

 

Other Disposal Options:

Batteries: Residents can drop-off cell phones and SMALL rechargeable batteries at the Solid Waste Division- 1070 Virginia Street, Dunedin, Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 4 PM.

Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd), Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH), Lithium Ion (Li-ion), Small Sealed Lead (PB)

***Alkaline batteries, such as AA, AAA, C & D no longer contain mercury and are safe for regular garbage


Computer Related Items: Staples
- 30190 US Highway 19 N, Clearwater, Fl 33761 - (727) 784-1502  ***Call ahead

*No Cost - Up to 6 pcs per person per day at the customer service counter


Fluorescent Bulbs:
Compact: FREE drop box at Home Depot and Lowes

Tubes Bulbs: Batteries+Bulbs - 28560 US 19 N Clearwater, FL 33761 - (727) 726-0228

*Call ahead to confirm current disposal fees

 
Appliances:
Family Appliances - 933 Broadway St. - (727) 734-1482 

*No Cost -Appliances drop off rear of store - Any Condition Accepted

“Only take refrigerators, freezers, stoves, ovens, microwaves, washer & dryers.
NO TVs or electronics and only during business hours: 
M-F 8:30A – 5p and Saturdays 9A-1:00P”

or

Good Shepard Thrift Store - (727) 600-5820

*No cost appliance pick up - working only -  other items excepted, call to inquire


Sharps:
Pinellas County Sharps Exchange Program - Morton Plant Mease Dunedin 601 Main St. Dunedin FL 34698 - (727) 734-6141 - Mon-Fri 8-4


RX Drugs:
Operation Medicine Cabinet - 2496 Bayshore Blvd, Dunedin, FL 34698 - (727) 582-6900


Cooking Oil:
Lake Haven Recycling Center 810 Lake Haven Road, Dunedin, FL 34698


Motor Oil:
Autozone - Advanced Auto Parts

*Contact companies directly for further information on what materials are accepted, along with the correct applied fees