Due to environmental concerns and the human health threat imposed by the improper disposal of hazardous waste that is stored in nearly every home, the City of Fort Walton Beach recommends the following guidelines for proper disposal:
In Fort Walton Beach (south county), 80 Ready Avenue: Tuesday through Saturday from 7 am to 3 pm.
In Crestview (north county), 1759 S Ferdon Boulevard: Monday through Friday from 7 am to 4 pm.
Free Drop-off for local residents; no appointment necessary. For more information, call 850-301-2013.
The Haz-MAT Centers collect, recycle, treat and properly dispose of the following hazardous waste:
- Paint Strippers
- Used Oil
- Furniture Polish
- Pool Chemicals
- Stale Gasoline
- Engine Degreasers
- Spot Removers
- Brake Fluid
- Fluorescent Bulbs
Proper Disposal of Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL) & Alkaline Batteries
At each Home Depot, customers can simply bring in any expired CFL bulbs or alkaline batteries and give them to the store associate behind the return desk. Please keep the bulbs whole and unbroken, preferably in the box the replacement bulb(s) were purchased in. The bulbs and batteries will then be managed responsibly by an environmental management company that will coordinate transportation and recycling to maximize safety and ensure environmental compliance.
Please note: Fluorescent tubes must be taken to the Haz-Mat Center at 80 Ready Avenue NW. Please call 850-301-2013 for further information.
414 Mary Esther Cut Off
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
No Gas Cylinders or Explosives
Please call 850-301-2013 to make an appointment for your disposal.
Proper Disposal of Tires
Waste tires can be disposed of for FREE at the transfer station on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard Landfill. This applies to local households, not businesses. Tire sizes are limited to passenger cars and light truck tires. Quantities are limited to 5 tires per household per month.
Proper Oil Disposal
Used oil is collected FREE from local residents at the following locations. Please call for collection times:
- Okaloosa County Recycling Office
Phone: 850-689 -5774
- Okaloosa County Environmental Services
- City of Niceville (Residents Only)
- Super Lube
- Webb’s Transmissions
- Time Saver Oil and Lube
Proper Disposal of Medications
The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) recommends the following for the proper disposal of your unused and outdated medications:
Proper Disposal of Needles & Other Sharps
The Federal Drug Administration recommends the following for proper disposal of your sharps: