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Pasco accepting hazardous materials for disposal March 27

Household chemicals, fertilizers, paint, batteries and automotive fluids are among the items that can be dropped off for free.
West Pasco Government Center.
West Pasco Government Center. [ Special to the Times ]
Published Mar. 19
Updated Mar. 19

NEW PORT RICHEY — Pasco residents with old lightbulbs, batteries, paint cans or fertilizer taking up room at their homes are invited to bring their items to the county’s annual hazardous waste collection.

The event will be from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 27 and will take place at the West Pasco Government Center, 7536 State St. in New Port Richey.

Basic products that can be dropped off for free include household chemicals and cleaners, fertilizers, fungicides, pesticides, herbicides, paint, paint thinners and removers, solvents, automotive fluids, wood preservatives, used motor oil, pool chemicals, lead acid batteries, household batteries, compact fluorescent lights, fluorescent light bulbs, household electronics and cell phones.

There is a $3 charge to dispose of propane gas tanks, a $5 charge to dispose of computers and smaller TVs and a $10 charge to dispose of TVs 36 inches or larger.

There will also be a limited number of $5 gift cards for Publix available for those who turn in a mercury thermometer or thermostat, one per vehicle.

For more information, call (813) 929-2755, extension 2046.