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Recycling in Alachua County

Alachua County and the cities in Alachua County provide comprehensive recycling services that range from curbside pickup to the County hazardous waste collection center and five additional rural collection centers.


Most recycling is done through curbside pickup at residences and businesses. If you need assistance figuring out how to establish pickup of your non hazardous waste call the Alachua County waste collection office.

Hazardous Waste

To recycle items that are not your standard paper, plastic, and glass you will need to drop them off at the main Hazardous Waste Collection Center (HHWCC) or one of the five other collection points.

Items that are considered hazardous waste include:

  • Poisons
  • Flammable Liquids
  • Corrosives
  • Used Motor Oil and Filters
  • Brake Fluid, Transmission Fluid
  • Automotive Batteries
  • Antifreeze
  • Stale Gas
  • Paints and Other Surface Coatings
  • Aerosol Containers
  • Dry Cell Batteries
  • Fluorescent Lamps
  • End of Life Electronics (E-Scrap or E-Waste)
  • Un-repairable or obsolete TV’s, computers, computer monitors, stereo equipment, VCR’s.

The Hazardous Waste Collection Center
The HHWCC is Located at 5125 NE 63rd Ave. next to the Leveda Brown Environmental Park and Transfer Station (2 Miles North of the Gainesville Airport off Waldo Rd North of the Airport—follow the signs).
It is open Monday through Friday from 7am to 5pm and on Saturdays from 8am to noon.

The Rural Collection Centers

Southwest Landfill (Scale House)
2 miles west of Archer on SR 24. 495-3257

Alachua-High Springs Solid Waste Collection Center
Midway between Alachua and High Springs on US 441. 454-2563

Fairbanks Solid Waste Collection Center
6 miles north of Gainesville on SR 24 (Waldo Road) 334-3873

North Central Solid Waste Collection Center
North Central Alachua County, SR 121 (also called NW 34th St) 2.5 miles north of US 441. 334-3875

Phifer Solid Waste Collection Center
6 miles east of Gainesville on SR 20 (Hawthorne Rd) 334-3874

These centers are open:
Monday and Tuesday 7:30am to 5:30pm
Wednesday and Thursday - CLOSED
Friday and Saturday 7:30am to 5:30pm
Sunday - CLOSED

There are also businesses in Alachua County that accept oil for recycling.


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