MARATHON, FL – Monroe County Solid Waste will host a Household Hazardous and Electronic Waste collection on Saturday, Jan. 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Monroe County Public Works facility on Aviation Boulevard in Marathon. Disposing of hazardous and e-materials is free at the event for residents.

Household hazardous waste are products often found in the garage, sheds, storage areas, or under the kitchen sink. They are corrosive, flammable, reactive, or toxic. These chemicals can contaminate Monroe County’s sensitive ecosystem. It is incredibly important to dispose of these chemicals properly.

For more information on household and electronic waste, visit

Hazardous waste includes:

  • Paints
  • Stains
  • Strippers
  • Wood preservatives
  • Roof tar and patching compounds
  • Adhesives
  • Putty and caulk
  • Auto/marine maintenance/care products
  • Fiberglass and epoxy resins
  • Solvents
  • Hydraulic fluids
  • Anti-freeze
  • Waste oil
  • Corrosives (muriatic acid, lye, etc.)
  • Pesticides, Fertilizers, and Weed Killers/Herbicides
  • Drain cleaners
  • Pool cleaning products
  • Fluorescent/CFL light bulbs
  • Waste containing mercury, like light bulbs and thermometers
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