County to Collect Household Hazardous Waste
Written by Kristen Schmutz
Belden Communications News
The Solid Waste Division in Volusia County is scheduled to host a free collection event for all household hazardous materials.
The event will take place Friday, October 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Ormond Beach Public Works off Orchard St., and Saturday, October 4, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the New Smyrna Beach Public Works off of Industrial Park.
Due to the current pandemic, traffic will be one way and residents must stay in their vehicles. Businesses are not eligible for free disposal.
Items that can be collected are old paint, solvents, automobile and household batteries, pool chemicals, pesticides, motor oil, gasoline, other household chemicals, and up to 10 fluorescent lamps.
Only unmixed household hazardous waste will be accepted. Insulin needles will be accepted in an approved container, and the container will not be returned.
Residents also may bring their household hazardous waste for free disposal year-round to the Tomoka Landfill, 1990 Tomoka Farms Road, Port Orange; or the West Volusia Transfer Station, 3151 E. New York Ave., DeLand. The landfill is open from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The transfer station is open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Both facilities provide free paint exchange programs and electronic waste recycling.
For more information, call Volusia County’s Solid Waste Division at 386-947-2952.