Clear Space by Disposing Your Hazardous Waste

By Sharon Aron Baron

Margate residents can dispose of all their household hazardous waste and old electronics at a free event on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Secure document shredding for up to three standard-size paper boxes will be Oriole Park, 7055 NW 1st Street, in Margate.

The following safety measures will take place:

  • Attendees are not to exit their vehicles.
  • All items to be disposed of/shredded must be located in the trunk, hatch, or bed of the vehicle (no items will be removed from the vehicle’s cabin).
  • Proof of residency is required. For more information, contact the City of Margate’s Department of Environmental & Engineering Services at 954-972-0828.  

The following is a list of accepted items: 

Household Hazardous Waste

  • Aerosol products
  • Ammunition
  • Auto and boat batteries
  • Auto and boat fluids
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs)
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fluorescent light tubes
  • Gasoline
  • Kerosene
  • Lawn chemicals
  • Lighter fluid
  • Paint
  • Pool chemicals
  • Propane tanks
  • Rechargeable batteries
  • Solvents
  • Tires (limit 4)


  • Cell phones
  • Chargers
  • Computers
  • Copiers
  • DVD or VCR players
  • Fax machines
  • Keyboards and mice
  • Monitors
  • Printers
  • Rechargeable batteries
  • Scanners
  • Televisions

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