Martin County will be hosting an Extreme Recycling Roundup

Martin County will be hosting an Extreme Recycling Roundup

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As residents begin the annual routine of spring cleaning, there’s no better time to look around the house and uncover the many hazardous items that are hiding in the garage, kitchen and laundry room. While they may seem harmless, items such as old paint, forgotten electronics, used motor oil and broken light bulbs contain potentially hazardous components and require special care when disposing of them. The Recycling Roundup is an easy and no-cost way for Martin County residents to safely dispose of this type of waste.

Martin County residents can stop by the Extreme Recycling Roundup on Saturday, March 26 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Martin County Fairgrounds (south end) and drop off up to 100 pounds of household hazardous waste at no cost.

“We encourage our residents to take advantage of this easy and free Martin County recycling program to help keep hazardous items out of the regular waste stream,” explained Wendy Parker, Martin County’s Utility & Solid Waste Program Manager. “Any item that is potentially harmful to people, pets or the environment is considered a household hazardous waste and those items should never be disposed of curbside or poured down the drain because they can be harmful to worker’s safety, as well as our waterways and environment,” added Parker.

Common household products often are labeled with the words toxic, danger, poison or flammable and are the type of item the county is encouraging residents to bring to the Recycling Roundup. Aerosol cans, paint, cleaners, lubricants, oil, antifreeze, pesticides, batteries, fertilizer, fluorescent light bulbs, electronics, computer equipment, fax machines, cell phones and TVs are all considered hazardous waste.

The Recycling Roundup is for residential items only. The following items will not be accepted at the Roundup: gasoline, propane tanks, flares, fuel, large appliances, pressurized gases, tires, drums, or business waste.

If you miss this event you can still drop off your hazardous materials at the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center located at the Martin County Transfer Station at 9101 SW Busch St. in Palm City or check the schedule for the HazMobile (Martin County’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection vehicle) to see when it is in your area.

For more information about Martin County’s Recycling Roundup, the Household Hazardous Waste Program and the HazMobile’s schedule, call 419-6940, check out the Martin County HazMobile Facebook page, email Wendy Parker at or go to the County’s website at

About Martin County Solid Waste

Martin County’s Solid Waste Division provides safe and sanitary waste disposal for the residents of Martin County, making the best use of land and resources while protecting the environment. The Solid Waste Division also provides efficient and cost effective solid waste collection services to all residents and businesses of unincorporated county areas and recycling collection services to single and multi-family units countywide, in conjunction with promoting waste reduction. For more information, visit or like the Martin County HazMobile on Facebook

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