North Santa Rosa

Amnesty Day for Hazardous Waste Disposal

Amnesty Day March 24   – South End Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Offered at no Charge, Reduced Rate for Small Businesses- 

Amnesty Day, which offers south end Santa Rosa County residents the opportunity to dispose of household hazardous waste at no charge, is scheduled for Saturday, Mar. 24 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Santa Rosa County South Side Service Center located at 5819 Gulf Breeze Parkway in Midway. Like last year, only a south side location will be available for Amnesty Day as residents can dispose of hazardous household waste at no charge Mondays through Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. , at the Household Hazardous Waste Center located at the entrance of the Central Landfill, 6337 Da Lisa Road in Milton .

Materials will also be accepted from conditionally exempt small quantity generators including small businesses, schools and growers at a reduced rate. Small quantity generators must call (850) 981-7135 by noon on Friday, March 23 to schedule a drop off time. Calls will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. , Monday through Friday.   

 Amnesty Day is not a recycle day, but a special day for disposal of household hazardous waste.   The following items should never be thrown out with your household garbage.   On Amnesty Day, citizens can dispose of up to five gallons each at no cost:

  • Oil
  • Gasoline
  • Paint
  • Antifreeze
  • Oil filters    
  • Lubricants
  • Greases
  • Solvents
  • Pesticides
  • Fertilizers
  • Batteries  
  • Five-gallon propane bottles
  • Pool cleaners
  • Household cleaners
  • Computers
  • Cathode Ray TV’s
  • Monitors
  • Printers
  • Fax Machines
  • DVD /DVR players
  • Typewriters
  • Copy machines
  • Battery backups
  • Fluorescent lights
  • Fire extinguishers

Residents will be required to remove any accepted items from their vehicle.   Please note that tires , general debris or household garbage will not be accepted as part of Amnesty Day, but may be taken to the Central Landfill located at 6337 Da Lisa Road in Milton at a minimal charge.

 Amnesty Day is made possible by Santa Rosa County in cooperation with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Jim Reece of the Okaloosa County Environmental Office.   For more information, contact (850) 981-7135 .

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