Household Hazardous Waste

West Pasco Drop Off
East Pasco Drop Off
Solid Waste Administration Office
Protect Our Environment

Pasco County offers many environmental and hazardous waste programs for homeowners and businesses. All programs aim to achieve one major goal: protect human health and our environment. 

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center Locations are available to Pasco County residents, no commercial waste is accepted. Please visit our Business SQG Program page if you have commercial waste.

All accepted items can be dropped off at East or West Pasco locations unless otherwise noted.

Waste Type Cost
Computer Monitor, Tower, or Laptop $5
Propane Tank - 20lbs $5
TV - up to 35 inches $5
TV - 36 inches and up, Projection, or Console $10
Gasoline / Diesel Fuel - Daily Limit is 5 gallons Free / Over 5 in one day is $2.55 per gallon
Antifreeze Free
Latex Paint - Daily limit of 20 gallons Free / Over 20 gallons Must be approved and is subject to current tipping fee
Cooking Oil Free
Fluorescent Lamps, Light Bulbs, Ballasts or CFL's Free
Household Batteries Free 
Lead Acid Batteries / Battery Acid Free
Used Motor Oil - Daily Limit is 5 gallons  Free
Transmission Fluid, Power Steering Fluid Free
Cleaning and Pool Chemicals Free
Fertilizers Free
Mineral Spirits Free
Rust removers, Thinners and Wood Stains Acetone Free
Thermostats Free

We Do Not Accept the Following Items:

  • Commercial Waste
  • Prescription Medication
  • Sharps (Needles)
  • Ammunition
  • Biomedical Waste
  • Explosives
  • Fireworks
  • Acetylene Gas Cylinders
  • Radioactive Materials
  • Business Waste
  • Drums of Any Size

Sharps Exchange Program

The Pasco County Sharps Exchange Program provides residents with a way to safely dispose of their needles, syringes, tubes and lancets at no charge while also receiving a new sharps container for free. 

Improper disposal of sharps can lead to them entering the sanitary sewer, waterways, our environment or solid waste stream which endangers the safety and health of our citizens and sanitation workers.

How the Program Works

  • Participants can visit one of the six (6) sponsoring facilities found on the list below to obtain a red sharps container.
  • Take the new container to your home and place it out of reach of children.
  • Perform your injections as needed and then dispose of the syringes completely intact into the sharps container.
  • When full, seal the container and exchange it a participating location.
  • If you do not have a red Sharps container, check with your local pharmacy or physician's office.

Sharps are not accepted at any of the Pasco County Health Department locations or any Household Hazardous Waste Collection Centers.

All Hospital Information Desks or Concierge Desks can provide details of that Hospital Sharps Program.

West Pasco Drop Off Locations for Sharps

Hours Accepting Sharps

Trinity Medical Center
(Emergency Room)
9330 SR 54
Trinity, FL 34654
24 Hours

Morton Plant Northbay
(Medical Arts Building/Laboratory)
6633 Madison Street
New Port Richey, FL 34652

Monday through Friday
5 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Suncoast Eye Center
(Surgery Center back of building)
14003 Lakeshore Boulevard
Hudson, FL 34667

Monday through Thursday
7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Regional Medical Center
Bayonet Point
(Emergency Room)
14100 Fivay Road
Hudson, FL 34667

24 Hours

East Pasco Drop Off Locations for Sharps Hours Accepting Sharps

AdventHealth Zephyrhills
(Outpatient Information Desk)
7050 Gall Boulevard
Zephyrhills, FL 33541

Monday through Friday
6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

AdventHealth Dade City
(Main Entrance Information Desk)
13100 Ft. King Road
Dade City, FL 33525

Sunday through Saturday
8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Unwanted Prescription Medication

Expired or unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications should not be disposed of by flushing them down the toilet or drain. It can cause contamination to Florida's aquatic environment because wastewater treatment systems are not designed to remove many of these medications.

Over-the-counter medications can be disposed of with your residential trash.

In conjunction with the Pasco County Sheriff's Department, New Port Richey Police Department, Dade City Police Department, Pasco Detention Facility and Pasco County ASAP you can safely dispose of unused/unwanted prescription medication in secure drop boxes. Liquid medication is not accepted.

For recommended disposal methods and sites to drop off unwanted medications, please download our Medication Disposal and Inventory Chart (PDF).

For additional information on medication disposal, please visit the Pasco ASAP Website.

Law Enforcement Office Disposal Locations

  • Pasco Sheriff's Office West Operations Center
    7432 Little Road
    New Port Richey, FL

  • New Port Richey Police Department (24/7)
    6739 Adams Street
    New Port Richey, FL

  • Pasco Sheriff's Office East
    36409 State Road 52
    Dade City, FL

  • Dade City Police Department (24/7)
    38042 Pasco Avenue
    Dade City, FL

  • Pasco Sheriff's Office West
    11530 Trinity Boulevard
    Trinity, FL

  • Pasco Detention Facility (Lobby - 24/7)
    20101 Central Boulevard
    Land O' Lakes, FL
7 Steps to Safely Dispose of Medication at Home

  1. Keep the medicines in the original container. This will help identify the contents if they are accidentally ingested.
  2. Mark out your name and prescription number for safety.
  3. For pills, add some water or soda to start dissolving the medication. For liquids, add something inedible like cat litter, dirt or cayenne pepper.
  4. Close the lid and secure with duct tape or packing tape.
  5. Place the bottle(s) inside an opaque (non-see-through) container like a coffee can or plastic laundry bottle.
  6. Tape the container closed.
  7. Hide the container in the trash. Do not put in the recycle bin.