Hazardous Waste

Hazardous Material Discharges

Hazardous materials are substances that, because of their chemical nature, pose a potential risk to life, health, and/or the environment if they are released. The hazards associated with these substances can exist during production, storage, transportation, use, or disposal. Examples of some common hazardous materials include: motor oil, diesel fuel, gasoline, pool chlorine, paint thinner, anti-freeze, mercury thermometers, pesticides, and herbicides.
Incidents involving the release (leaks, spills, accidents) or potential release of hazardous materials into the environment. Hazardous material releases may occur from a variety of incidents including vehicular accidents, leaking containers, improper secondary containment, improper fueling, equipment failure, illegal disposal, improper maintenance, and train derailments.

Specific Cautions: 
Do not approach any hazardous materials released, inhale vapors, or touch or taste the released materials. Always keep your safety foremost in your mind and call 911 if the release is an emergency situation.

Details to Note: From a safe distance:
  • Note the following: 
  • Location of the incident including cross streets, city, and zip code (if known)
  • Time and date the incident occurred (if known)
  • Origin of the release including the type of facility
  • Company name, vehicle type, tag number, model
  • Any other information which may assist is the identification of the hazardous substance released or the cause of the release
When you call the environmental response hot line at 954-519-1499, please mention any and all of these details in your report.

Environmental Effect: Releases can contaminate the air and ground or can migrate to and contaminate storm drains, canals, lakes, and groundwater potentially threatening our drinking water supply. Additionally, certain hazardous material releases can cause severe burning of the eyes, noise, throat, and skin or may cause other adverse and irreversible health effects.

Regulation of Pesticides Applied to U.S. Waters

Under the Clean Water Act, biological pesticides and the leftover residues from pesticide applications are considered pollutants. Permits issued from the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) cover those applications where pesticides will be discharged from a point source (including nozzles, pipes, ditches, channels, etc.) into "waters of the U.S." Learn more @ http://npic.orst.edu/reg/npdes.html

Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics

Dania Beach residents are encouraged to recycle their used electronic equipment and dispose of household hazardous waste in an environmentally safe manner. Thanks to a partnership between Broward County Waste and Recycling Services and Partner

Dania Beach residents can dispose of household hazardous waste, including paint, solvents, motor oil, pesticides, household chemicals, lawn and pool chemicals, mercury thermometers, propane tanks and fire extinguishers, and used electronics including televisions, computers, monitors, keyboards, printers, fax machines, cell phones and rechargeable batteries, safely—and for free.

Proof of Broward County residency is required.

Items that cannot be accepted are:
Stereos, microwaves, kitchen appliances, explosives, bio-hazardous waste and business-generated waste.

Permanent Drop-Off Stations 
• NORTH: Pompano Beach—2780 N. Powerline Rd. (Open Saturdays and 3rd Friday* of the month, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
• CENTRAL: Davie—5490 Reese Rd. (Open Saturdays only, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
• SOUTH: West Park—5601 W. Hallandale Beach Blvd. (Open Saturdays and 1st Friday* of the month, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.)

*Bulk and yard waste may not be dropped off on Fridays  - Fridays are for HHW & Electronics only.
For more information, call (954) 765-4999.

Don’t miss this opportunity to help keep Dania Beach green by properly disposing of your household hazardous waste and used electronics.