Bulk Waste/Household Hazardous Waste

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Bulk waste is any item that is too large to fit in your regular garbage or yard waste containers. This includes items, such as furniture, appliances, mattresses, swing sets, large boxes, and large tree trimmings/landscape debris.

The City has two bulk trucks providing customers with the convenience of once per week bulk collection. 

Items should be placed curbside no later than 7:00 a.m. on your scheduled bulk collection day.  All items placed  curbside will be charged the bulk waste service charge of $16.02/cubic yard.  (A cubic yard is approximately the size of a small washing machine).

How to Prepare for Pickup

Place items curbside and at least four feet away from any other object, such as your garbage or yard waste containers, mailboxes, trees, or bushes.  Do not block sidewalks or storm drains.  Bulk waste cannot be mixed with yard waste or garbage.  Keep tree trimming piles separate from other types of bulk waste.  

  • The City does not pick up items generated by private contractors performing tree or remodeling work at your home. The contractor must remove the waste
  • City workers are not allowed to go on private property. If you need assistance getting bulk items out of your home, consider asking a friend or neighbor. If you can't find assistance, please call 1.800.GOT.JUNK or 1.800.JUNK.USA (this is not an endorsement)

Refrigerator Disposal

BE SURE TO PLACE THE REFRIGERATOR WITH THE DOOR SIDE DOWN or REMOVE THE DOOR, so children cannot get trapped inside.

Green Tip

Examine the types of material you are planning to throw away. Many charitable organizations will gladly accept old household items. Consider donating items to a Goodwill or Thrift Store, instead of sending them to the landfill. Many organizations provide collection services and will come to your home for pick up. This can be claimed as a deduction on your tax return!

 

Osceola County operates two Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Centers at the Bass Road Landfill and the St. Cloud Transfer Station. There is no charge for residents to use these centers.

The following items are accepted at the center: pesticides, chemical waste, toxic waste liquid paint, motor oil, batteries, antifreeze, electronic waste such as televisions and computers, and used hypodermic needles. Guidelines for proper disposal (for drop off at County facilities or Amnesty Days) 

  • Hazardous waste materials must be in five gallon containers or smaller
  • If possible, bring materials in original containers with labels intact
  • Please identify materials. If you are not sure what it is, please label "unknown."
  • If containers are leaking, pack them into a larger container and use an absorbent material (i.e.: cat litter) to soak up the leaks
  • When transporting to facility, please remember to place containers/materials in trunk or away from driver and passengers

*NEVER MIX DIFFERENT OR UNKNOWN MATERIALS TOGETHER*

Residents may bring the following materials from home:

  • Automotive: antifreeze, solvents, batteries, oil, brake fluid, and transmission fluid
  • Paint: spray paint, paint cans, paint thinners, and wood preservatives
  • Gardening: pesticides, insect sprays or dust, weed killer, and poison or insecticides
  • Cleaning: drain cleaner, degreasers, oven cleaners, moth balls, spot removers, polishes/wax, and pool chemicals
  • Electronics: old computers, monitors, televisions, cell phones, and VCRs

Electronic waste or E-Waste, continues to grow rapidly as our electronic equipment wears out or is replaced for newer equipment and technology. With the conversion to all digital broadcasting in February 2009 (See link for more information http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/consumerfacts/digitaltv.html) we anticipate seeing more and more televisions in the waste stream. Unfortunately, among other things electronics contain hazardous materials such as lead, mercury, arsenic, and cadmium. As a result of these hazardous materials, electronics should not be placed in the garbage to go to the landfill. E-Waste includes items such as computers, monitors, printers, TVs, DVD players, cell phones, and hand held devices.

E-Waste does not include the traditional “white goods” such as refrigerators, stoves, washers, dryers and microwaves. Fortunately, electronics contain recyclable materials and opportunities exist for reuse and recycling of electronics.

If electronics are still in working order or repairable, consider taking them to one of the area Goodwill stores or other charitable organization.

 
If they are no longer working, you may bring them to one of the County’s two Hazardous Waste Collection Centers.

*BUSINESS OR COMMERCIALLY GENERATED HAZARDOUS WASTE IS NOT ACCEPTED AT THE COLLECTION CENTERS*

*55 GALLON DRUMS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.*

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