Published on July 18, 2019

How to Dispose of Household Hazardous Waste in Melbourne, FL

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Your new home checked everything off the list. You got the open floor plan you desired and the spacious living areas. The pool is exactly what you had in mind for those hot Melbourne, FL days. You are living the dream. Your new place came with all you had in mind when you went on a home search and perhaps a little bit more: household hazardous waste. On the flip side, for those of you who are in the process of packing up your current home for a move, you have probably found some rusty paint cans and chemicals scattered about with no clue of how to dispose of these hazardous items correctly.


Well, we’ve got good news. A Mother’s Touch Movers has had the honor of serving so many of you with your moving needs. From commercial moves in Viera, FL, to Merritt Island residential moves, we can help you every step of the way. We know the moving business inside and out and our professionals are here to assist you every step of the way. We can do just about anything when it comes to a move except transport household hazardous materials. Hey, they just aren’t safe to lug around! We know you’ve got better things to do than sit around scratching your head trying to come up with a way to get rid of chemicals you do not need anymore. This is where we can help.

What Are Considered Hazardous Materials?

First of all, you need to identify hazardous materials. We recently put out a post to help you determine what is considered hazardous. There is no strict definition but rather a cluster of characteristics that help determine what is considered unsafe. The Environmental Protection Agency has guidelines here.

How Should I Handle Hazardous Materials?

Once you have identified what you have that is considered hazardous, the next step is to figure out what to do with it all. First, NEVER put chemicals in the trash. Don’t put them in the recycle bin either. This is not safe for you and waste management will not accept them as well. Don’t flush your unused chemical waste and for goodness sake, do not toss it into a storm drain! If you have a container with a worn out and/or unreadable label, it is best to set it aside rather than trashing it. Remember, these materials can be deadly. Always err on the side of caution when it comes to household chemicals.


Where in Brevard County Can I Dispose of Hazardous Waste?

At this point, you may be thinking, “Where’s the good info you promised us?” Well, don’t fret. Here it comes! You can dispose of household hazardous waste at 3 different locations in Brevard County!! Hooray, your problem is solved. Brevard County Waste Management will take up to 25 gallons of liquid waste per family per year in containers less than 5 gallons in size. When you bring your hazardous waste to your chosen facility, make sure that the liquids are in their original containers if at all possible. Pack the containers in a sturdy box and do not let the chemicals mix with one another. The pros in the Department of Household Waste Management will take care of the rest.


We know that you value safety and we want to help you do just that. Hazardous waste must be taken care of cautiously so if you have questions, contact Brevard County Waste Management.

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