Household Electronics & Chemical Mobile Collections
Many people are aware that certain materials, particularly electronics and chemicals, don’t belong in your garbage. But do you know what you should be doing with them instead? When it’s time to clean out your garage or home, there are several resources for correct disposal available to Pinellas County residents.
- Take them down to the Household Electronic and Chemical Collection Center (HEC3). This is an option year round from Monday-Saturday (excluding county holidays). The HEC3 is located at 2855 109th Ave N, St. Petersburg and features a Swap Shop where you can find used household products free of charge.
- What about our north county residents? If you don’t want to drive down to St. Petersburg, there is a north county satellite site at 29582 US 19 N, just south of Curlew Road. This site operates on several Saturdays throughout the year.
- If neither of these locations work for you, the county also offers mobile collection events. Scheduled throughout the year at diverse sites around the county, you will have to plan ahead to be sure you don’t miss the one closest to you, but you can reduce your drive time by a good bit in many cases.
Ensuring that these materials are collected properly allows for them to be handled safely and recycled appropriately. Have something that isn’t accepted at a mobile collection? Check the A to Z guide to find out what you can do to dispose of it properly. This tool was recently updated and now includes information tailored to your location.