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First Saturdays for Household Hazardous Waste
Residents of the City of Key West
The City of Key West offers a free collection of Household Hazardous Waste (household chemicals and electronics) for City of Key West Residents only on the First Saturday of every month at Indigenous Park, 1801 White Street, from 8:00 AM to Noon. If you are a business and attempt to drop off Hazardous Waste during this time, you will be turned away. This service is for the City of Key West Residents.
The first Saturday date may change due to unforeseen weather events from time to time. Please visit this page during Hurricane Season from June 1 to November 30 for updates or changes to the schedule.
Purpose of the Program
The City recommends disposing of chemical and electronic waste materials in an environmentally safe and sound way. Disposing of these items in the trash or on the ground may contaminate local swimming and drinking waters. This program was created with Waste Management to allow residents to dispose of these items safely.
The City of Key West and Waste Management does not charge a fee to residents of Key West. Key West Businesses with hazardous material must take it to Monroe County Cudjoe Key Transfer Station at Mile Marker (MM) 21.5, Blimp Road.
Waste Not Accepted:
- Radioactive: Call the Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection (FDEP)
- Ammunition/Flares: Call Monroe County Sheriff's Office
- Medications: Call Monroe County Sheriff's Office
- Sharps: Click here to visit the guidelines for proper handling
Garbage, Appliances, and Construction material are strictly prohibited.
All chemicals, electronics, and the following items are accepted:
- Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) bulbs (can not go in the trash or recycle)
- Circuit boards
- Cleaning products
- Gaming systems
- Gasoline cans
- Hard drives
- Oil (up to 5 gallons)
- Pool chemicals
- Rechargeable batteries
- Remote controls
- Roofing compounds
The City Transfer Station at Mile Marker (MM) 9 on Rockland Key will not accept Household Hazardous Waste, chemicals, or electronics.
Contact the City
For more information, call 305-809-3776 or E-mail the City of Key West.
Monroe County Residents:
Businesses and County customers must contact Monroe County Solid Waste for information on collection at the Monroe County Transfer Stations.
Monroe County provides drop-off sites at their transfer stations for commercial and residential.