Prohibited Items

Landfill Prohibited Items

Federal and State Regulations have specified the following types of wastes that CANNOT be buried at the Highlands County Landfill and they cannot be mixed in with your garbage.

Used Motor Oil & Filters:
Households can recycle their used motor oil and filters through our Household Hazardous Collection Program at the Recycling Center at 6000 Skipper Road.

Lead-Acid Batteries:
Households can recycle lead-acid batteries through our Household Hazardous Collection Program at the Recycling Center at 6000 Skipper Road.

Rechargeable Batteries (Nickel Cadmium and Small Sealed Lead-Acid Batteries):
Households can recycle rechargeable batteries through the Household Hazardous Collection Program at the Recycling Center at 6000 Skipper Road or at the local Lowe's or Batteries Plus store.

Mercury Devices (Thermostats, Thermometers, and similar mercury containing products):
Businesses must secure a hazardous waste hauler to properly handle and dispose of these materials.  Households can recycle these mercury devices through the Household Hazardous Collection Program at the Recycling Center at 6000 Skipper Road.

Fluorescent Light Bulbs:
Businesses may bring limited quantities to Home Depot, Lowe's or Batteries Plus or must secure a hazardous waste hauler to properly handle and dispose of these materials. Households can recycle these bulbs through the Household Hazardous Collection Program at the Recycling Center at 6000 Skipper Road.

Hazardous Wastes (Corrosives, Ignitable, Reactive are EPA listed Wastes and Bio-Medical Wastes):
Businesses must secure a hazardous or bio-medical waste hauler waste hauler to properly handle and dispose of these materials. Households can dispose of their hazardous wastes through the Household Hazardous Collection Program at the Recycling Center at 6000 Skipper Road. Households can pick up new and drop off used sharps containers at one of the participating pharmacies within the county.  This service is for residents only, businesses cannot participate. For more information on on the Sharps Program and a list of participating pharmacies click here

Unknown Liquid Waste:
Drums must be empty and have holes punctured in them.