The entire team at HCTC is thinking of Hillsborough County Sheriff Deputy Santos and Corporal Brito as they recover from injuries sustained in the line of duty. We consider them part of the Tax Collector family as they also serve as off-duty officers at our branch offices, where they protect our team and customers. We join with the entire community in wishing them a speedy recovery. If you’d like to donate to aid in their recovery, please visit this link.

Business Tax Services

Hazardous Waste Fees

What is a Hazardous Waste Fee?

Depending on the business type or category, the Tax Collector’s office is required to charge a Hazardous Waste fee for the Environmental Protection Commission.

Florida administrative Code defines waste as hazardous if it exhibits one of the four characteristics: Ignitiblity, Corrosivity, Reactivity, and Toxicity. Examples of hazardous waste materials include paint thinner, waste paint, waste ink, cleaning solvents, paint booth filters, dry cleaner filters, pesticides and waste antifreeze.

The goal of the Hazardous Waste Program is to protect the environment by assisting businesses with understanding and ensuring they are in compliance with hazardous waste regulations.

The Environmental Protection Commission (EPC) oversees Hazardous Waste on a local level and determines which businesses are assessed with a hazardous waste fee. The fee is included on the Business Tax Receipt tax notice which is sent out annually by the Tax Collector’s office.