Due to our April event reaching capacity early, we held another Household Hazardous Waste Day on 7/31/21. There was not a huge response to this one. We found out after the fact that we could only get funding to assist with 2 events per year, therefor we cannot hold an October event this year.
There are some changes to note that will be effective for all of our household waste events moving forward. These changes should help in keeping some of the commercial businesses from filling our receptacles that are intended only for residential homes in Wakulla. This should also keep residents from holding on to items that can be readily disposed of and having such long lines to wait in on the day of the amnesty event.
Here are some of the changes to note going forward:
Oil will not be taken at Hazardous Waste Day. The transfer station located at 146 County Landfill Rd. in Crawfordville, will accept oil during their normal hours of operation. https://www.mywakulla.com/departments/public_works/public_works_administration/solid_waste.php
Latex paint should not be brought to these events. Latex paint is not hazardous when dried and can then be tossed in with household garbage. If there is a small amount of paint left in the can, you can let the paint dry by leaving it in a well-ventilated area until it hardens, stirring it once every few days. When setting out paint to dry-up, try filling partially empty cans with waste paint hardener, shredded newspaper or cat litter to aid in clumping up the leftover paint so that it dries up faster. https://www.wikihow.com/Safely-Dispose-of-Paint
Other paint brought to these events will be limited to 2- 5 gallon buckets or 5- 1 gallon cans per resident.
Non-alkaline household batteries can be placed in a plastic container and disposed of in your household trash. These should not be brought to Hazardous Waste Day. Check out this link if you have any questions on battery disposal. https://floridadep.gov/sites/default/files/Battery-Fact-Sheet_09Dec15.pdf All other batteries will be accepted.
Electronics can be donated (to Goodwill for example) or disposed of with household garbage. Televisions are the exception and will be taken at this event.