Electronic Scrap & Household Hazardous Waste


Common products found in your home that are labeled as flammable, toxic, corrosive, reactive or explosive are common household hazardous waste (HHW). You can tell if a product is hazardous if words such as POISON, DANGER, WARNING and CAUTION appear on the label. The most common products include:

  • Aerosols (non empty)
  • Antifreeze
  • Ammunition
  • Batteries
  • Cleaning Compounds
  • Diesel Fuel
  • Fertilizers
  • Pesticides
  • Fluorescent Bulbs
  • Fungicides
  • Gasoline
  • Herbicide
  • Weed Killer
  • Insecticides
  • Motor Oil
  • Paint, Stain and Varnish
  • Propane Tanks
  • Rechargeable Batteries

Manatee County offers FREE Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) service to Manatee County residents only. HHW is unwanted household products labeled as flammable, toxic, corrosive, dangerous, warning, or caution. You may take your HHW to the Lena Road Landfill, on Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and every third Saturday of each month from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please do not dispose of any of the above with your regular trash. The hauler will not pick them up.


Third Saturday of every month from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Lena Road Landfill, 3333 Lena Road, Bradenton (3rd traffic light east of I-75 off State Road 64).

  • January 21, 2023
  • January 28, 2023 – Island Collection/Coquina Beach 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
  • February 18, 2023
  • March 18, 2023
  • April 1, 2023 - 4410 66th Street W. Bradenton
  • April 15, 2023
  • May 20, 2023
  • June 17, 2023
  • July 15, 2023
  • August 19, 2023
  • September 16, 2023
  • October 7, 2023 - 4410 66th Street W. Bradenton
  • October 21, 2023
  • November 18, 2023
  • December 16, 2023

For the safety of our customers and staff, you must follow these guidelines when bringing your materials:

  • While entering the Landfill, you must obey all signage. 
  • Wait to be guided by Manatee County staff on where to stop your vehicle.
  • For your safety, once stopped and turn off the ignition.
  • Manatee County staff will ask you to explain what household hazardous waste you have brought, and you can place your materials on the cart provided.
  • Once the materials are safely off loaded, Manatee County staff will instruct you when to start your vehicle.
  • Obey all signages when exiting the building. Follow the exit signs to leave the Landfill.
  • For more information visit www.mymanatee.org/311 
  • Email Utilities Customer Service. at [email protected] 
  • Call Manatee County Utilities Customer Service at (941) 792-8811.


  • Transport items in the trunk or rear of your vehicle in sturdy boxes  or containers that can be thrown away. Boxes may be lined with kitty litter or an open garbage bag, this will ensure that your items don’t leak into your vehicle.
  • Do not mix chemicals together.
  • Do not smoke around chemicals.
  • Keep products in original containers with label intact.
  • Label products not in original containers.
  • Secure products so they won’t leak!
  • Store products away from the passenger compartment of your vehicle.
  • Don’t store products in the trunk of your car before bringing them to the collection.


Alkaline batteries (regular use batteries) that contain no mercury do not pose a threat to the environment and may be thrown away as garbage.

All other batteries such as rechargeable, lead-acid, lithium and Ni-cad batteries are considered household hazardous waste and can be brought to the Lena Road Landfill Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and the 3rd Saturday of the month from 9:00am to 3:00pm.

Rechargeable Batteries are fire hazards:
Lithium ion and Nicad batteries do not belong in your trash or recycle cart. They can cause fires if damaged. 


Paint Cans: CANNOT be disposed of in the regular garbage because of containing liquid. It is safe to throw away empty/dry cans. However, if liquid paint remains in the can, please use it, donate it, or dry it out before putting it in the garbage. 


Bio-hazardous materials are sharps, and absorbent items (gauze, cotton, bandages, etc.) that are saturated with blood or other regulated body fluids considered to be biomedical waste and managed in accordance with state rules.

  • Sharps are defined as items having the potential to puncture or lacerate, such as syringes with attached needles and disposable lancets.
  • The Health Department is the only site that offers a Sharps Collection Program in Manatee County.
  • You may obtain an approved Sharp container at the Manatee County Health Department located at 410 6th Ave. East in Bradenton.
  • This program is open to the public and free of charge.

DO NOT place in the recycle cart, give to anyone else, flush down the toilet, or put in the trash.



The Sheriff’s Office will accept unused or expired prescriptions and over-the-counter medication for proper disposal. Syringes and liquids are not accepted.

Citizens may take non-liquid medications (pills only and inhalers) to the following locations:

  • 600 301 Blvd. W., #202, Bradenton. 24/7 hours/days
  • 407 57th Ave. E., Bradenton. Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • 616 67th ST. Circle E., Bradenton, Monday - Friday , 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Call (941) 747-3011 ext. 2260 or 2278 for more information.

Check your local Pharmacy for return of liquid medications.

If you can't turn in medication, don't flush it!

  • Keep in the original container. This will help identify the contents if they are accidentally ingested.
  • Mark out your name and prescription number for safety.
  • For pills: add some water or soda to start dissolving them.
  • For liquids: add something inedible like cat litter or dirt.
  • Close the lid and secure with duct tape or packing tape.
  • Place bottle(s) inside a non-see through container (such as a plastic laundry bottle), tape the container closed and place in the trash.

DO NOT place medication in the recycle bin, give it to someone else, flush it down the toilet, or put it in the trash.



The term "E-Scrap" is applied to consumer electronic equipment that is no longer wanted. Many components in electronics equipment contain hazardous materials such as lead, cadmium, mercury and arsenic. While in use, these hazardous materials do not present a problem, but if discarded improperly pose an environmental threat.


  • Battery Chargers 
  • Cell Phones & Cords
  • CD Players/Recorders
  • Circuit Boards
  • Copiers
  • DVD Players / Recorders 
  • Fax Machines
  • Game Hardware
  • Hard Drive / Central Processing Units (CPUs)
  • Keyboards
  • Microwaves
  • Personal Audio Systems
  • Printers
  • Radios
  • Scanners
  • Small Computer Peripherals (mouse, cable, game hardware, cords, etc.) 
  • Terminals / Monitors
  • TVs      
  • VCR's  
  • Hairdryers, AM/FM Radios, Headphones, Calculators, Cell Phones, Digital Cameras, Cable Boxes, Battery Chargers, Irons, Speakers


  • Toasters, Vacuums, Mixers/Blenders


Residential E-Scrap can be placed at the curb for a fee. 

For Manatee County Residents only:

There is no fee if you bring your E-scrap materials to the Lena Road Landfill Monday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and every third Saturday of each month from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Manatee County businesses wishing to dispose of large amounts of E-scrap materials should call (941) 708-8561 for more information.

Please call Manatee County Customer Service to schedule a pickup.