Hazardous Waste

Help dispose of waste as environmentally friendly as possible.

Drive Thru Hazardous Waste Collection

The average US household produces more than 20 pounds of household hazardous waste annually? To help dispose of this waste in an environmentally friendly way, the city hosts household hazardous waste collection events twice a year.

Residents are encouraged to take household, hazardous waste items (unbroken Compact Fluorescent light bulbs, paint cans, pesticides, pool chemicals, etc.) to:

Miami-Dade County Home Chemical Collection Centers

West-Dade: 8831 NW 58th Street

South-Dade: 23707 SW 97th Ave

Hours of operations for both locations are Wednesday - Sunday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Please note: Call before you go to ensure the collection centers are open and are currently accepting hazardous waste. The main number for the Miami-Dade County Solid Waste Department is 305-514-6666.

Construction Material

Coral Gables does not pick up or dispose of construction materials (sand, concrete, soil, roofing material, plywood, or other construction debris).

How can I dispose of construction material?

Construction material can be disposed of by using a licensed roll-off company.

The drop-off bin is located in the lobby of the new Coral Gables Police and Fire Headquarters located at 2151 Salzedo Street.  Individuals can drop off their expired/unwanted prescription drugs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Accepted Items

  • Prescription medicines
  • Prescription patches
  • Ointments 
  • Over-the counter medication
  • Vitamins 
  • Medicine samples


  • Thermometers 
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Needles/Syringes/Sharps (recommended to check with your primary care physician for proper disposal)
  • Medications from businesses or clinics
  • Aerosol cans 
  • Non-prescription ointments, lotions or liquids.

For more information, please contact the Coral Gables Police Department Community Affairs Unit at 305-460-5403.

Med Return box