HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE
Most household paint and chemicals are safe when used and stored properly. When disposed of improperly, household wastes can become environmental hazards.
Latex paint, 1/4 can or less mix with saw dust or kitty litter, allow to dry and dispose of in your regular refuse. All paints can be recycled on the special Hazardous Waste Collection Day.
Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFLs)
CFLs are considered a household hazardous waste due to the small amount of mercury that can be released in the environment if sent to landfills. Home Depot stores are now accepting expired, unbroken CFLs for recycling or you can make an appointment with Monroe County (760-7600) to take them to a household waste collection site.
View the Energy Star FAQ sheet
Monroe County provides residents with a way to safely recycle or dispose of these items free of charge. Please contact Monroe County Dept of Environmental Services at 760-7600 for an appointment.