Frequently Asked Disposal Questions

Brevard County Solid Waste Management Department has a program in place to allow for the safe disposal of household used sharps including needles, lancets, and syringes.  Please refer to the link below for up-to-date program information and drop-off locations.  The Melbourne Beach Volunteer Fire Department is an authorized collection and container distribution site, so you are able to drop off your used sharps or pick up a new approved storage container here at the Fire Station.

http://www.brevardfl.gov/SolidWaste/UsedHouseholdSharps/program-information

Brevard County Solid Waste Management Department has a program in place to allow for the safe disposal of old or unwanted gasoline or diesel fuels.  Please refer to the link below for up-to-date program information and drop-off locations.  The Melbourne Beach Volunteer Fire Department is NOT an authorized collection site, and we are unable to accept old or unwanted fuels here at the Fire Station.

https://www.brevardfl.gov/SolidWaste/HouseholdHazardousWaste

Blue Rhino Propane Company has a program in place to allow for the safe disposal of old or unwanted propane tanks.  Please refer to the link below for up-to-date program information.  The Melbourne Beach Volunteer Fire Department is NOT an authorized collection site, and we are unable to accept old or unwanted propane tanks here at the Fire Station.

https://bluerhino.com/tankpickup 

It is safe to dispose of EMPTY (fully discharged) fire extinguishers in your home trash.

Fire extinguishers that are NOT EMPTY can be dropped off here at the Melbourne Beach Volunteer Fire Department for disposal, or you can contact a local fire extinguisher company for recharge or disposal information.  Many fire extinguisher companies offer free or low-cost disposal.

Brevard County Solid Waste Management Department has a program in place to allow for the safe disposal of prescription drugs.  Please refer to the link below for up-to-date program information and drop-off locations.  Please be aware that the Melbourne Beach Volunteer Fire Department is NOT an approved drop-off location.

http://www.brevardfl.gov/SolidWaste/prescription-drug-disposal

Brevard County Solid Waste Management Department has a program in place to allow for the safe disposal of household hazardous items in and around the home including:

  • Items in the Garage
    • Auto fluids (antifreeze, brake / power steering, motor oil)
    • Auto / boat batteries
    • Boat flares
    • Gasoline / diesel
    • Lighter fluid
    • Lubricants
    • Oil filters
    • Paints / stains, thinners
    • Sealers / solvents
    • Roof coatings
  • Items around the Yard
    • Fertilizers
    • Fungicides
    • Flea dip/sprays
    • Herbicides
    • Insecticides
    • Pesticides
    • Pool cleaning supplies
    • Rat poison
  • Items in the House
    • Aerosol sprays (hair / paint / bug & oven cleaner)
    • Adhesives
    • Drain cleaner
    • Electronics (10 large per year)
    • Fluorescent lamps (10 each per household per year)
    • Compact Fluorescent Bulbs (CFLs)
    • Health and beauty aides (polish & remover, rubbing alcohol, peroxide)
    • Mercury containing devices (thermometers / thermostats)
    • Rechargeable batteries (Ni-cad, lithium / button)
    • Used Cooking Oil (some restrictions apply)

Please refer to the link below for up-to-date program information and drop-off locations.  The Melbourne Beach Volunteer Fire Department is NOT an authorized collection site for any of these items, and we are unable to accept anything brought here to the Fire Station.

https://www.brevardfl.gov/SolidWaste/HouseholdHazardousWaste

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) considers domestic smoke detectors below regulatory concern and exempts these devices from regulatory requirements.  The NRC recommends disposal of old or expired domestic smoke detectors in the regular household trash or you can mail the device back to manufacturer.  Check the back of the detector for company name and address.

Alkaline batteries such as AA, AAA, C, & D batteries have been determined to be non-hazardous and may be disposed of in your regular trash.

Any battery that is rechargeable (Car/boat batteries, Lithium batteries, Ni-cad batteries), and button batteries are considered hazardous waste and must be disposed of properly according to local guidelines.  See the Household Hazardous Waste FAQ for more information.

Other Frequently Asked Questions

Unfortunately, due to current regulations, the MBVFD is no longer able to assist in the installation of child car safety seats.  There are a few certified agencies in the area that have the ability to assist you with proper installation.

  • Palm Bay Police Department (321)952-3462
  • Melbourne Police Department (321)608-6336
  • West Melbourne Police Department (321)723-9673

For more information on child car safety seats, visit https://www.nhtsa.gov/equipment/car-seats-and-booster-seats

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