We are all accustomed to taking out the trash each week. However, a couple of weeks ago one of my sellers asked me to dispose of a bottle of acid that was in his utility shed. He was afraid that potential buyers who were touring the home might be injured by this caustic liquid. You cannot just dump this down the drain or put it in the trash can. So, my questions was: What do you do with this stuff? How was I supposed to get rid of this acid?
People who have just bought a home, residents returning for the winter season, and homeowners in general need to know when, where and how they can dispose of many items. Things like:
- Computer monitors/televisions
- Old cans of paint
- Old yard equipment
- Tree limbs/yard trash
- Insecticides and herbicides
- Old appliances that have no value
- Ruined furniture
- Leftover building supplies
And Many Other Types of Trash
If the materials have value, keep in mind that there are places where you can donate them like Hospice, Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Good Will, etc.
However, if your stuff is truly of no value and needs to be tossed, in many cases you can take it to the waste transfer station located at: 9626 Handcart Road, Dade City. Handcart heads north just past the Eiland Boulevard entrance of Lake Bernadette. The entrance for the transfer station is on the east side of Handcart just before you arrive at the "T" where Prospect Road joins Handcart.
So you can easily see what they will accept, how it needs to be prepared, when certain materials can be dropped off, etc. I have scanned the guidelines as an Adobe Acrobat PDF document and you can download it by clicking on the following link: Download Waste Transfer Center Guidelines If you live in a subdivision, you may want to print up a copy to post in your clubhouse for others to see. There are phone numbers listed where you can get more information if you need it. Do note that the county makes a clear distinction between residential and commercial waste.
I hope you find this information useful as you begin your clean-ups around your homes. With so much emphasis on going "green" it is nice to know we have a facility nearby where we can dispose of unwanted materials.
If you like, for more info you can also call the county at:
- Dade City 352-521-4274
- Zephyrhills 813-996-7341
- New Port Richey 727-847-8064
John Elwell - REALTOR
Bill Nye Realty, Inc.
Licensed in Florida